2019 Summer Film Series: “To My Father” by Abdel Salam Shehada

Thursday | June 6 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m.
 
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
 
 
 
 
 

“Those were the days when girls were prettier, when eyes were in all colors, without any color. What’s Different now – the camera, or the eyes?” asks Abdel Salam Shehadah’s poetic and mesmerizing homage to the studio photographers of the 1950’s – 70’s. Set partly in a refugee camp in Rafah, Gaza, this is a remarkable look back at fifty years of Palestinian and Arab history, through photographs, reportage and the voices of these photographers today. Palestine | 2008, 53 min. 

Abdel Salam Shehada is based in Gaza and has directed more than 20 documentary and essay films. He has worked in television production and media and as a camera and sound technician, as well as in various capacities for international news crews.

 

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