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The Retreat • A Stone’s Throw

Saturday 9 March, 13:00

Run Time

92 mins
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Content Warning

Mental health issues

Two films set in liminal spaces of exile. In the wake of dispossession, when dreams are deferred and memories bring pain, small acts of collective speaking generate new threads of resistance, liberation, and hope.

Director Razan AlSalah will be present for a Q&A after this screening.

The Retreat

Exile as a space for transnational solidarity is explored through a discursive, community-oriented process of production centred around a retreat in the South of France. An international group of participants with distinct but shared experiences of displacement come together to find common language. Fragments of conversation are laced together with dream-like sequences reflecting on the connections between exile, mental health and modes of antifascist praxis.

Director

Countries

Year

2023

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

Content Warning

Mental health issues

Primary Contact

Gelare Khoshgozaran

Duration

21 mins

A Stone’s Throw

على مرمى حجر

Amine, a Palestinian elder, is exiled twice: from land and from labour. Displaced from Haifa to Beirut, then again to Zirku Island, an offshore oil platform and work camp in the Arab gulf. A Stone’s Throw is a story of memories and disappearances, of trespassing borders, archives and private property to reveal the more than human relations that survive colonial space-time.

Director

Countries

Year

2024

Premiere

Dialogue Languages

Arabic English

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Razan AlSalah

Duration

40 mins

Producer

Razan AlSalah

Podcast

Q&A with Razan AlSalah