In 1968, a trio of Palestinian filmmakers began making films about life under Israeli occupation. Almost 15 years and over 90 films later, their film unit became a dominant force in the Arab film industry.
But in 1982, their film reels disappeared. Overnight, decades of footage and thousands of hours of archives were gone. In this episode of “Kerning Cultures,” the search for the Palestinian Film Unit’s lost archives.
This episode was produced by Zeina Dowidar, with editorial support from Alex Atack, Nadeen Shaker, Tamara Rasamny, Dana Ballout and Hebah Fisher; fact-checking by Zeina Dowidar; and sound design and mixing by Mohamed Khreizat. “Kerning Cultures” is a Kerning Cultures Network production.
*[Fair Observer is a media partner of the Kerning Cultures Network.]
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