Ours Is a Country Of Words
(العربية) ماثياس بوب
Ours is a Country of words is filmed in Shatila, a refugee camp established in Lebanon when thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their country in 1948. The story begins at an undetermined moment in the future, when the dream of the Palestinian refugees to go back to Palestine becomes a reality. The film balances a thin line between fiction and documentary, between dream and reality. Families are preparing for their fictional return as it slowly becomes clear that this dream is far removed from their daily life in the camp. Through the words they use as actors to talk about the dream of returning to their homeland, we come to a deeper understanding of what it means to them to live in exile.
Sultane El Hasan
Mohamed Al Hag
Abd Al Moien
Ahmad El Faty
Amina Bekri Sha
Ahmad Abed Al Rahman
|Written and Directed by||Mathijs Poppe
|Produced by||Elisa Heene
|Sound||Ben De Raes
Ernst van Hagen
|Sound Design||Kwinten Van Laethem
|Colour Grading||Joachim Vansteelant
|Title Design||Hans Lecany
|Editing advice||Tom Denoyece
Monday 07-May 7:00pm
Khalil Sakakini Culture Centre, Ramallah
Radio No Frequency
Zina Zarour, Lama Rabah, Faris Shomali, Henna al-Hajj Hasan, Thomas Devos, Kaat Arnaert, Mtthijs Vanderleen
About the festival
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<img src='http://www.underconstructionfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Flanders_horizontaal_naakt.png'>More about partners
The Minard theatre is the festival centre.
The reception and the bar are open one hour before the start of the first show.
Access to all of the shows is Pay what you want : no fixed price, you determine yourself what you can/are willing to pay.
It is not possible to reserve beforehand. You can get your ticket starting from 1 hour before the first show. So: first come, first served.
This is also the case for Parcours, the guided walks that start from Minard.
You will find a shop of Disarming Design from Palestine in the entrance hall.
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Free entrance for the exhibition Disarming Design from Palestine.
KIOSK / KASK
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Sa, Su : 11:00 – 18:00
Les ballets C de la B STUDIO S3
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