film screening
Still Waiting, 2007/Take Me Home, 2008
by Mais Darwazah

Tuesday 2 June 2009

On Tuesday, 2 June 2009, Darat al Funun was screening two films by Jordanian director Mais Darwazah.

Still Waiting

Short Film | 3 min. | 2007

Take Me Home

Jordan/UK | 54 min. | 2008

The home of the Palestinian person today is no longer defined by geographical borders; "Take Me Home" is an observational first person pilgrimage introducing a unique person, Watfa, who carries with her the legacy of a family. A dispersed Palestinian family, who helped establish revolutionary movements, at times when the Arab world’s faith in the individual’s freedom and autonomy was self-evident. The director questions her personal fears, and desperately clings on to the resonance of intimate moments shared with her grandmother and great aunt; a passing generation whose hope has been continuously challenged by decades of oppression and conflict. The film will be screened in Arabic with English subtitles.