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1980 | 99’ | Feature Documentary | 6 July 18:00

The first full length film to be shot within the West Bank, Fertile Memory was the feature debut of Michel Khleifi, acclaimed director of the Cannes Film Festival triumph, Wedding in Galilee.

Lyrically blending both documentary and narrative elements, Khleifi skillfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose individual struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. Whether in a tearful lullaby or a sensuously performed lover’s lament, the women of Fertile Memory lend tender and powerful voices to their people’s chorus of outrage. Michel Khleifi’s Fertile Memory puts a distinctively feminine expression on the ordinarily violent and male dominated face of Palestinian resistance.

Michel Khleifi

Palestine, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands

Arabic with English Subtitles


6 JUL + Q&A  18:00

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