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Kamal Aljafari

Kamal Aljafari works with moving and still images, interweaving fiction, non-fiction, and contemporary art. His debut feature The Roof (2006) was followed by Port of Memory (2009), which was awarded the Prix Louis-Marcorelles at Cinéma du Réel. In 2015 he directed Recollection, in which actors are removed from the foreground of films shot in Jaffa in order to narrate a vanished city. It premiered in Locarno and was followed by An Unusual Summer (2020), which was created from surveillance camera material recorded by his father, and premiered in Visions du Réel. Aljafari was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York. He has also taught at The New School in New York, and at the DFFB in Berlin. His work has been shown worldwide in film festivals such as the Berlinale, Viennale, Images, and Rotterdam, and in museums such as the MoMA, New York and Tate Modern, London.

Memory, Palestine, Gentrification, Dispossession, Documentary
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