Screen/Society--Rights! Camera! Action!--"Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile" w/ dir. Diana Allan

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Film Screening:

Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile
(Diana Allan, 2007, 25 min, Palestinian Territories/USA, in Arabic w/ English Subtitles, Digital)

-- Q&A to follow w/ director Diana Allan!

The importance of place and memory in preserving a people’s history are crucial to Diana Allan’s illuminating documentary. Still Life examines the role that a series of personal photos that survived the 1948 displacement play in the life of Said Ismael Otruk, an elderly Palestinian from Acre now living in exile in Lebanon. These images play a central role as Said recalls his childhood and the halcyon days of his youth. His memories are not always accurate, so he relies on the photographs he managed to take with him.

Filmmaker Diana Allan will also be showing clips from a work in progress.

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This Event is Free and Open to the Public.
Free popcorn and drinks!
PARKING: Available in the Visitors’s Lots. More info.

Sponsors: The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Humanities Futures, the Human Rights Archive, Trent Foundation, and AMES Presents. This year's Rights! Camera! Action! film series is coordinated with See/Think/Act, which examines how visual culture intersects with human rights.

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Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall