A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch's Last Masquerade)

Jumana Manna

An exceptional photograph is the basis for a re-enactment of the last Palestinian masked ball in Jerusalem, held in 1942.

A tableau vivant alternating with archival material brings to life an unknown history in which the Palestinian bourgeoisie, led by Jaffa's biggest landowner Alfred Roch, attended masked balls dressed as pierrots. Shot at the American Colony Hotel, the film explores traces of the past.

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Directors
Jumana Manna
Production country & year
Norway, Palestine - 2012
Length
8 min
Premiere
International premiere
Producer
Jumana Manna
Sales
Jumana Manna
Screen play
Jumana Manna
With
Hakim Bishara
Camera
Daniel Kedem, Jumana Manna
Editor
Jumana Manna
Production design
Jumana Manna
Sound design
Jakob Langvik
Music
Sabah
Medium
DCP
Website
www.jumanamanna.com