Mohammad Bakri



About The Film

The film 1948 is a record of memories of a group of elderly Arabs. The director, Mohammad Bakri, employs the poems of Mahmoud Darwish. In their own words, the Palestinians interviewed describe the moments when they became refugees. They described the brutality in which they were deported, or the fear of massacre that made them and their families flee for their lives. They speak without blame or even protest.


Mohammad Bakri -- Documentary, 60’ (Palestine: 1998)

Jenin, Jenin



A few days after the April 2001 invasion of the Jenin refugee camp by the Israeli military, a camera crew shoots at the site: it captures the camp at a time when the people still have not fully understood what happened. The film is not an informational report about these events, but a description of the traces left by the events that marked the souls of the inhabitants. It depicts resistance, heroism and victory despite disasters, despite victims, and despite the destruction of lives.



Mohammad Bakri -- Documentary, 54’ (Palestine: 2002)

Since You've Been Gone (Min Yum Mahrucht)



Since You Left by renowned actor and director Mohammad Bakri is neither a eulogy to his friend and mentor, the writer and politician Emile Habibi, nor is it an account of the late author's life and work. It is instead a poignant and deeply personal letter to the departed. Bakri's autobiographical narrative in Since You Left revolves around a visit to the gravesite of Emile Habibi. The trajectory of the film unfolds like a conversation between two long lost friends; utilizing stock footage and home movies, Bakri tells Habibi of births, deaths and the events that have shaken the region since his passing in 1996. In Arabic, English Hebrew with English subtitles.


Mohammad Bakri -- 59’, Arabic/Hebrew/English (Israel: 2005)