21st Annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival (NOT JUST YOUR PICTURE – THE STORY OF THE KILANI FAMILY)
Date(s) - 05/11/2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
$13.64 per person USD
Chicago Palestine Film Festival
NOT JUST YOUR PICTURE – THE STORY OF THE KILANI FAMILY
2019, dirs. Anne Paq and Dror Dayan
Germany, Qatar, 56 min.
In English, German, and Arabic with English subtitles / Format: Digital
German-Palestinian siblings Layla and Ramsis look for justice and redefine their political and personal identities after their father and siblings are killed in Gaza during an Israeli offensive.
Preceded by the following short films:
2020, dir. Dana Durr
Palestine, 5 min. No dialogue
After losing her precious paradise, Mariam dives into her roots to find knowledge and strength.
2021, dir. Darine Hotait
USA, 22 min.
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
On the day of her release from a psychiatric facility, Mira returns to her mother’s home in Brooklyn to attend her grandmother’s birthday only to discover that her sister has told the family that she was on a trip to Florida. Tallahassee is the portrayal of a young woman’s re-entry into the world, a meditation on the enormous task of life after grief. Framed in the context of diaspora, this film grants a glimpse into the struggles of mental illness, an issue often silenced and pathologized in Arab culture.
I CAME BUT DID NOT ARRIVE
2021, dir. Fidaa Ataya
Palestine, 17 min. In English and Arabic with English subtitles
A Palestinian child chooses music as a means of expression, while living a life of displacement in Lebanon.
LIWAN: A STORY OF CULTURAL RESISTANCE
2021, dir. Doris Hakim
Palestine/Spain, 28 min.
English, Arabic, Hebrew / Digital
The story of “Liwan,”, a culture café in Nazareth, which opened in 2016 to rejuvenate the old city and market of Nazareth.
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