Monday, April 28, 2008

Pallywood Comes to Hollywood North

The First Annual Palestinian Film Festival is being held in Toronto, and sponsored by Palestine House (Toronto Chapter) in October 2008 – right after the Toronto International Film Festival and I quote the website:
Conceived by Palestine House, the Festival is an important component of the year-long activities commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Nakba. Cinema represents a powerful means for visually interpreting the collective identity and historic struggle of the Palestine people. The Festival will present in film the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people living in exile or under Israeli occupation and will introduce Canadian audiences to the rich variety of Palestinian Cinema. While highlighting the work of Palestinian filmmakers where ever they live exploring both historic and contemporary themes related to Palestinian culture, experience, and narrative.

In other words - all those things which go boom in the day or night. I can just imagine the gripping entries...running from a moving documentary chronicling the life and times of Ali the Kassam Maker to A day in the life of Jamal the Suicide Bomber. Although, if I had a vote for best Pallywood film, it would go for this Pallywood version of Resurrection.

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