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Ultramarine: Recollection

21 September 2017

Run Time

79 mins

Two Israeli and American feature films shot in the town of Jaffa from the 60s to the 90s are the basis for the story of a dream. In Recollection all protagonists are removed from the original footage, leaving the empty set of the town, within which the impossible is made possible from the ‘I’ perspective; the film moves through the past, compiling a picture album made of memories.





1 mins


From dozens of Israeli and American feature films that were shot in Jaffa between the 1960s and 1990s, Kamal Aljafari resurrects memories and dreams.

An important port, and once one of Palestine’s most culturally and commercially important cities, most Palestinians were uprooted from Jaffa following the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. With little irony, the town and its ruins later provided the perfect set for action films such as Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin’s Delta Force (1986).

With Recollection Kamal Aljafari, dives into these unlikely films’ footage, concentrating on the ghosts and traces in the background, excavating memories and recreating a city which is lost.






68 mins