Waiting for Giraffes
Marco de Stefanis
A Palestinian vet tries to replace the giraffes who died in the zoo where he works. But how can the only zoo in occupied territory create more space for its animals, when even the people living there are confined to a small closed environment? Will the giraffes be a first step in overcoming the conflict between people?
Waiting for Giraffes is more than a documentary about a zoo. The quest of Dr. Sami to gain international recognition reflects the harsh reality and the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even a zoo experiences that the West Bank is all about politics. But this film is not all doom and gloom, in fact director Marco de Stefanis made this documentary to show that there are indeed positive stories to come out of Palestine.
Director : Marco De Stefanis / producer : Denis Vaslin – Volya Films / co-producer : Emmy Oost – Cassette for timescapes / partners : Evangelische Omroep, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Media Programme of the European Union, Dutch Cultural Media Fund, IIC Foundation, VRT/Canvas
17.02.2018 - 8.30 PM
Pay what you want
Radio No Frequency
Zina Zarour + Lama Rabah + Faris Shomali + Henna al-Hajj Hasan + Thomas Devos + Kaat Arnaert
Bashar Murkus + Khashabi Theatre + The Palestinian National Theatre El Hakawati
About the festival
Connexion vzw (Brussels) and A.M.Qattan Foundation are proposing a focus on flemish-palestinian co-operation in arts and culture, inspired by the Government of Flanders and the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg who decided on a Flemish-Palestinian cultural project. Unlike the logic of events like Europalia, or even the Venice biennale which are a projection of the imagination of a country, Under Construction is based on reciprocity and aims to promote cultural cooperation, dialogue and exchange.
Instead of focusing on difference and alterity, the two organising partners focus on co-operation and solidarity, and give more visibility and value to forms of 'togetherness' that are already existing between Flanders and Palestine.
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