Summer Film Series: “Cinema Palestine” by Tim Schwab

Friday | June 17 | 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.


This feature-length documentary explores the concept of Palestinan cinema produced by an effectively stateless people. The directors interviewed live in the Middle East, Europe, and North America, and for them there is no contradiction in this concept as they know from their own experiences that identity resides predominantly in the imagination and affective life regardless of institutions, borders, and occupations. Cinema Palestine combines in-depth interviews with directors including Hany Abu-Assad, Azza el-Hassan, Sobhi Zobaidi, Mai Masri, Tawfik Abu Wael, Annemarie Jacir, and many more, along with excerpts from their films. By Tim Schwab / Canada / 2013 / 78 mins
To read an interview with Tim Schwab, click here
To read about other films in the series, click here.
To read more about Palestinian cinema, click here