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FILMS // Trauma in Time

  • Studio Theatre 1501 14th Street Northwest (map)

Followed by a discussion on home, trauma, memory, and displacement.

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FEATURE // Coffee for All Nations

by Wafa Jamil | US Premiere | 52 min. | 2016

In the year of 1948, Abed and his family were forced by the Israeli army to abandon their home in (Al-Walaja) village near Bethlehem and move to Dheisheh Refugee Camp. Resilient, Abed decides to go back to his land and live in a Kanani cave that he discovered until the end of his life. He plans to turn his new home into a coffee shop and transform his own tragedy into a project that will provide him an income and allow him to share his one true possession and a stunning view.Abed’s brother, who spent 30 years at an Israeli prison was released. Despite the good news, Abed is devastated by the Israeli demolishment of his 5000-year old cave.


SHORT // Your Father Was Born 100 Years Old + So Was the Nakba

by Razan AlSalah | DC Premiere | 7 min. | 2017 | Followed by Q&A with the director

She looks down at her virtual ghost marked with an X. "If I were walking, I would have found it, even if it's not here anymore." Oum Amin, a Palestinian grandmother returns to her hometown Haifa through Google Maps Streetview, today, the only way she can see Palestine. She returns to a time and place collapsed to unravel her story, a herstory untold.

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SHORT // Gaza: A Gaping Wound

by Anne Paq + Alaa' Qandil | 14 min. | 2016

What do you remember about the 51-day-long Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in 2014? Maybe the numbers: 2,200 dead, 11,000 injured, 100,000 homeless? The war, so closely watched by the media, has been measured, numbered, counted. But the statistics do not reflect the loss of a loved one, the bombing of a family home, or the trauma that comes after the ceasefire. Gaza: A Gaping Wound tells the stories of some of the families from the Gaza Strip whose lives were shattered during the Israeli military offensive in 2014. It stands as an intimate tale of sudden loss, pain, and the life in the aftermath. For the survivors, once the war ends, the struggle really begins. The film is part of a long-term project and web documentary Obliterated Families.

Later Event: October 7
FILMS // Framing Palestine