Evening Films: “Restored Pictures” & “Kings and Extras”

Restored Pictures, 22 mins
by Mahasen Nasser Eldin
of Diyar Productions

5 February 2013
At The Palestine Center

Restored Pictures takes us on a fascinating and insightful historical journey through the life of the late Karima Abboud, the first female professional photographer in Palestine. Through letters and her photographs, we get a glimpse of a woman’s life and work in pre-Nakba Palestine. Film is followed by a short talk with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, President of Diyar Consortium, author who appears in the film, and a book-signing.

Followed by

Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image, 59 mins
by Azza El-Hassan



The Dupes
The films of the Palestine Liberation Organization Media Unit, which were supposed to represent a self-determined image of Palestinian reality, “disappeared” during the Israeli invasion of Beirut in 1982. In this “road movie” from Palestine to Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, director Azza el-Hassan follows contradictory and confusing clues as to the whereabouts of the lost archive. Though Azza’s search for the lost films leads her down various dead ends, she is confronted with new clues and starts to construct her own story.

Click here to see the full program of Winter/Spring films at the Palestine Center in 2013.