Even in the Desert


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Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere | III. Images of Resistance from Elsewhere Even in the Desert

33 Minutes
Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto

Repeat: Wednesday, February 16

Even in the Desert focuses on concrete actions by Palestinians, Israelis, and Internationals working together in the face of and against current agendas to displace Palestinians and to limit their movements. The video travels to various locations and sites of resistance and solidarity in the West Bank: from Mas’ha to Susya and Jinba, as well as Jerusalem. These sites and the people who live there continue to experience ongoing aggressions all these many years. Even in the Desert is one of three videos in a series titled Palestine Trilogy that presents activists who work together in various groups and projects attempting to address the historic and contemporary repercussions of Israel’s occupation and colonization of land. These are but a few of the many activists who work, and who are seldom represented in mainstream media images of the conflicts in Palestine and Israel.

b.h. Yael’s Even in the Desert is presented within Images of Resistance from Elsewhere​, the third of five chapters in Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere, an online film program curated by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The program streams in five thematic group screenings each two weeks long, and will be accompanied by two live discussions.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Documentary, Palestine, Protests & Demonstrations, Internationalism, Solidarity, Dispossession
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b.h. Yael is a Toronto-based filmmaker and installation artist. A book about her work, Family States, edited by Mike Hoolboom, was released in 2021. Cinema Politica streams some of her titles. Yael’s work has exhibited nationally and internationally and has shown in various settings, from festivals to galleries to community and activist groups, as well as at various educational venues, and has purchased by many universities. Yael’s films and installations have dealt with the intersections of identity and family and have focused on activist initiatives in Palestine/Israel, as well as apocalypse, geopolitical, and environmental urgencies. She is Professor of Integrated Media at OCAD University. In 2021 Yael was a Visiting Scholar at Massey College, UofT. www.bhyael.ca


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