Maaloul celebrates its destruction

Mucem - Fort Saint Jean, jeudi 16 mars 2017

J4 - Auditorium Germaine Tillion - Jeudi 16 mars 2017 à 15h30

RUNNING TIME : 38 min
COUNTRY : Belgique
PRODUCTION YEAR : 1984

ARTISTE(S) ET COLLABORATEUR(S) : De Michel Khleifi

Ma’aloul is a Palestinian village in Galilee. It was destroyed by the Israeli army in 1948, and its people were deported to Lebanon and to the neighbouring city of Nazareth. Since then, they have only been allowed to return to Ma’aloul once a year, for the anniversary of the State of Israel’s independence. On the site where their demolished village once stood, they organise a picnic.

Belgium-based Palestinian director Michel Khleifi worked for television and the radio before directing his first feature film, Fertile Memory, in 1980. He then made several films including Wedding in Galilee (1987), L’Ordre du Jour (1993), Tale of the Three Jewels (1996) and Zindeeq (2009).

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