The first in a series of six film screenings curated by Emily Jacir, Darat al Funun together with Al Balad Theater are pleased to present the Arab World premiere of Tel al Zaatar (1977). Directed by Mustafa Abu Ali, Pino Adriano and Jean Chamoun, the film’s subject is the August 12, 1976 massacre of Palestinians and Lebanese at Tel al Zaatar, a UN-administered refugee camp in northeast Beirut. Tel al Zaatar reconstructs the history of the camp, its destruction and its resistance through the voices of the men, women and children who survived the massacre. The original score in Arabic was only recently discovered by Monica Maurer and Jacir during their work on restoring the rushes of the film in Rome.
Film Premiere: Tel al Zaatar (1977)
A SERIES OF FILMS SELECTED BY EMILY JACIR
Tuesday 10 February 2015 | Al Balad Theater 7:30pm
Wednesday 11 February 2015 | Al Balad Theater 7:30pm