Diary of an Arts Competition



In the early autumn of 2002, seven young Palestinian artists gather in Ramallah to present their work in a group exhibition for an Arts Competition. Three others, unable to attend because of the total closure of the Gaza Strip where they live, send their work through the French and British diplomatic bags.Three jurors brave the closures and travel to Ramallah from Jerusalem, Cuba and France. The film is a video diary, which recounts the events surrounding the exhibition and explores some aspects of art’s relationship with resistance, politics and violence.


Omar Al-Qattan -- Documentary, 17’ (UK/ Palestine: 2002)