Curfew (Hatta Isaar Akhar)


About the Film

A unique dramatization of the human cost of the Arab-lsraeli conflict. Set during an endless curfew in a quiet Palestinian quarter of occupied Gaza, the film evokes the pressures and displacements of life under siege: the spookily quiet streets; the mounting despair and frustration; the tear gas clouds and electricity outages; the crackle of loudspeakers and the headlights sweeping the night. Curfew conveys the Palestinian side of the Middle East crisis, but its insights would be equally valid for any place where civil liberties are routinely suppressed and ordinary life is not permitted to be ordinary.



Rashid Masharawi -- 74’, Arabic/Hebrew (Palestine: 1994)