Falasteen Film Fridays: Angel of Gaza
Date(s) - 07/08/2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of the Palestinian People 1900 18th Street NW Washington, DC
Museum of the Palestinian People
A curator tour of Museum of the Palestinian People’s Dreams Rising exhibition followed by a screening of Angel of Gaza.
About this event
Film Screening: Angel of Gaza
Preceded by a tour of Museum of the Palestinian People’s Dreams Rising exhibition by curator Ahmed Mansour
July 8, 2022
8-10 p.m. Eastern
In partnership with Chicago Palestine Film Festival, Falasteen Film Fridays is coming to Washington, D.C.!
[Rescheduled from June 24]
Please join Museum of the Palestinian People for a screening of Angel of Gaza, a 24-minute short film directed by Ahmed Mansour, who also curated MPP’s Dreams Rising exhibition. The film, which was produced by FILISTIA Film, follows 10-year-old Malak as she narrates her family’s arduous journey of sacrifice and reunification with her father, in the U.S., after seven years of forced separation. Angel of Gaza is a close-up portrait of a Palestinian child from Gaza and how she sees the world around her.
The screening will be preceded by a tour of MPP’s new Dreams Rising exhibition by curator Ahmed Mansour. The tour will begin at 8 p.m. and the screening and discussion will follow. Light refreshments will be served. The tour and screening will be limited to 40 people.
You can learn more about Angel of Gaza here: https://filistiafilms.com/project/angel-of-gaza/
About Dreams Rising
Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip as young as 14 years old have endured four major Israeli military offensives. They live under an Israeli military blockade which controls who goes where and when, which goods can enter and exit Gaza, and which patients can seek specialized health care abroad. And yet, they are dreaming of a better future.
The Museum of the Palestinian People is pleased to introduce a new exhibition that invites visitors to imagine a better future for Palestinian children in Gaza. Working with a team of youth specialists, curator Ahmed Mansour asked children to paint a vision of their future.
The exhibition was envisioned and created in memory of the 67 Palestinian children killed in the May 2021 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. The exhibition features artwork created by 11 child and youth artists in Gaza in collaboration with Sama Center for Art and Culture.