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THEN CAME DARK + WHEN LIGHT IS DISPLACED + FORAGERS
Sunday, October 2, 1:00pm
THEN CAME DARK (2021, DCP, short, 15m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Marie-Rose Osta. Lebanon. A mist emerges, a howling wind kicks in and the forest turns dark. Two men pull out a tree and drag it like a dead body. In a forest in the mountains of Lebanon, where the unspoken pact of balance between the villagers and the forces of nature breaks, legend has it that revenge is bound to happen.
WHEN LIGHT IS DISPLACED (2021, DCP, short, 6m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir. Zaina Bseiso. Palestine, US. Interested in its parallels with the fate of the Jaffa oranges, the filmmaker tells her father about her intention to film the last orange grove in Los Angeles. Their disagreement transforms the grove into a space for contemplating the politics of storytelling in the multigenerational experience of Palestine in exile.
FORAGERS (2022, DCP, documentary, 65m, Arabic and Hebrew w/ English subtitles) dir. Jumana Manna. Palestine. Foragers moves between documentary and fiction to depict the dramas between the Israeli Nature Protection Authority and Palestinian foragers. With a wry sense of humor, the film captures the inherited love, resilience, and knowledge of these traditions over an eminently political backdrop.
SUN 1:00 $10