Kamal AljafariStill: Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Kamal ALJAFARI (1972, Palestine) graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2003. In his films, he combines documentary and fiction to portray everyday life in Palestine. His work has been shown at various international film festivals and in galleries all over the world. In 2021, he was a jury member for the Leopard of Tomorrow section of the 74th Locarno Film Festival, and at the Burning Lights Competition of Visions du Réel, Nyon. His work was showcased at the Montreal's Cinémathèque Québécoise in 2016, and was also the subject of a focus programme at Curitiba International Film Festival in Brazil in 2021. Paradiso, XXXI, 108 (2022) premiered in Corti d’Autore at Locarno Film Festival, and was selected for IFFR 2023. Aljafari lives in Berlin.
Visit Iraq (2003, short), Alsateh/The Roof (2006), Balconies (2007, short), Mina alzakira/Port of Memory (2009), Recollection (2015, doc), It’s a Long Way from Amphioxus (2019, short), An Unusual Summer (2020, doc), Paradiso, XXXI, 108 (2022, short)
More info: Wikipedia, Kamal Aljafari
Kamal Aljafari at IFFR
Port of Memory
An Unusual Summer
Homage to everyday Palestinian life in Israel, recorded by a security camera from the house where the filmmaker grew up.
Paradiso, XXXI, 108
Disquieting, found-footage collage of heroic images of modern warfare – depictions that obscure the reality.