Blanche's Homeland (Watan Blanche)



This intimate film, evocative and poetic, follows the steps of an elderly woman in the years between 1988 and 2001. Blanche was born in Jaffa, Palestine, where her parents were landowners, and was exiled in the 1948 war. Her life became a series of exiles, from Jaffa to Beirut to Europe and the U.S. Reflecting on the history she has lived, Blanche rebels against the amnesia of the world concerning the fate of the Palestinians, and through dialogues between her and the younger generations of exiled Palestinians, bears witness to the tenacity and permanence of their identity.


Maryse Gargour -- Documentary, 28', French/English/Arabic (Palestine/France: 2002)