Palestinian director Kamal Aljafari will screen his film Recollection and offer a master class the following evening.
Hamid Dabashi, renowned film expert and Hagop Kevorkian, Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will moderate the two evenings.
Recollection utilizes footage from Israeli films as raw material for exploring, reconstructing, and sharing this inaccessible history.
Professor Dabashi is a renowned film expert, and the founder of Dreams of a Nation, a Palestinian Film Project, which is dedicated to preserving and safeguarding Palestinian cinema. Dabashi has organized Palestinian film festivals both in Palestine and the United States and is on the advisory board of a number of other Palestinian film festivals worldwide. His edited volume, Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema was the first major multi-author treatment of the subject.
This event is part of the Center for Palestine Studies art initiative, Palestine Cuts.
Free and open to the public.