On Friday, January 29th 2016, the MIRL will be hosting a screening of Kamal Aljafari’s Recollection (2015). The Isreali and American features shot in the town of Jaffa from the 1960s to the 1990s are the basis for the story of a dream. All protagonists are removed from the original footage, leaving an empty settlement formed by the town. Thus, the impossible is made from the “I” perspective, namely filming the past and compiling a picture album made of memories.
Kamal Aljafari is a Palestinian filmmaker based in Berlin. His films include The Roof (2006), Port of Memory (2009) and Recollection (2015). Aljafari was featured artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in 2009 in New York, as well as Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and Center for Film Studies at Harvard University in 2009 and 2010. He taught film at the New School and, between 2011 and 2013, acted as the head of the film directing program at the DFFB Berlin.
Screening takes place from 4-6pm with a Q & A session led by anthropologist and filmmaker Diana Allan, from McGill University’s Department of Anthropology. Seating is limited. Please email Carolyn Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
For more information on the film: http://kamalaljafari.com/recollection/