Michel Khleifi at Alwan

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Date/Time: 16/04/2004 12:00 am

Alwan for the Arts presents
Friday April 16th, 6:30pm
Mal’loul: A Palestinian Village Celebrates its Destruction
Michel Khleifi, Palestine/Belgium, 1984, 30mn
followed by Q&A with the director
introduced and moderated by Professor Joseph Massad
Ma’loul is a Palestinian village in the Galilee that was destroyed in
1948 by the Israeli armed forces and its inhabitants expelled either to
Lebanon or to the neighbouring town of Nazareth. What remains of the
village are two churches and a mosque. Every year, on the day the state
of Israel celebrates its independence, the former inhabitants are
allowed for a single day to visit their destroyed village. This movie
follows the yearly picnic at Ma’loul
refreshments will be served
donation $10
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About the artist
Michel Khleifi was born in Nazareth and studied television
and theatre directing in Belgium.
Tale of Three Jewels (Hikayat al-jawahiri thalath) 1995
Mixed Marriages in the Holy Land, 1995
L’Ordre du Jour 1993
Canticle of the Stones, 1990
Wedding in Galilee (Urs fi Jalil) 1987
Fertile Memory (Adhakira Al-Khasba) 1980
International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for
Wedding in Galilee
About the moderator
Professor Joseph Massad teaches at Columbia University in the
department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures and
is the author of “Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity
in Jordan” in 2001
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