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Lecture/Film 1: Transnational Cinema: the Case of Palestinian Cinema

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This event combines a lecture by Maryam Ghorbankarimi entitled Transnational Cinema: the Case of Palestinian Cinema, followed by a showing of AnnMarie Jacir's Wajib. It is part of BEA's film course In a New Light - Season 3, a series of 6 lectures/screenings. You can learn more about In a New Light here, and you can book the full course here.

The concept of ‘national’ cinema has increasingly been questioned across contemporary scholarship in a globalized era and the focus has shifted towards the concept of ‘transnational’ instead. But when it comes to Palestinian cinema, a true transnational cinema, it is often referred to as ‘Palestinian Cinema’ and for instance Palestinian films have been recognized and nominated for the Academy Awards Oscars. It can be argued that this cinema better than any peace talk or political negotiation actually addresses and problematizes the conflict. Hani Abu-Assad, one the greatest Palestinian directors, articulated that the shared Palestinian experience is what binds Palestinian films together. This lecture will look at how this experience has been depicted in films to create a ‘national’ cinema.

Film: Wajib (AnnMarie Jacir) 2018

Wajib is an Arabic term, meaning a task one is obliged to carry out. Shadi, who has returned home to Nazareth for his sister’s wedding, must accompany his estranged father, Abu to deliver the wedding invitations. Jacir’s film is about the challenges faced by emigrants returning to their homeland and the compromises that those who stay behind must make. The Guardian calls it "a sprightly and accessible comedy-drama" that mixes “simmering tension with moments of terrific comedy”.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/sep/13/wajib-review-annemarie-jacir-nazareth-israel

The lecture will start at 1.30 pm and will last 1 hour. There will then be a 15-minute break before the screening, which will take place at 2.45 pm. After the screening, there will be a Q&A/discussion, and the session finishes by 5pm.

This course is made possible by the support of Berwick Film Society and The Maltings.

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