Lifting the Veil: Palestine in Jocelyne Saab’s Cinema

Fundraiser Screening for Gaza – Lifting the Veil: Palestine in Jocelyne Saab’s Cinema (Oakland)

This screening is organized by filmmakers and film scholars Amy Reid and Raed Rafei and will be followed by a discussion moderated by Lebanese film scholar and maker Raed Rafei.

All proceeds from the screening will be donated to Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA for Peace).

Jocelyne Saab (1948-2019) was a Lebanese filmmaker who dedicated a large part of her career to struggles for self-determination in places like Palestine, Western Sahara and Kurdistan. Between 1974 and 1982, she made a dozen films centered around Palestinians during the Lebanese civil conflict including women resistance fighters, the situation in refugee camps and Israeli invasions of Southern Lebanon. Moving between a journalistic approach and an essayistic, personal style, Saab captured moments that were central to the experience of Palestinians in Lebanon, notably the 1982 siege of Beirut, the departure of the fedayeen from Lebanon and the exile of Arafat and other PLO leaders aboard the Greek cruise ship Atlantis.

ScreeningThe Palestinian Women (1974), Children of the War (1976), South Lebanon (History of a Besieged Village) (1976), Beirut, my city (1982) and The Ship of Exile (1982). Newly restored 16mm films will be screened as HD video files, provided by the Jocelyne Saab Association.

Sun, Mar 10 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PST

At Shapeshifters Cinema
567 5th St.
Oakland, CA 94609


Mar 10 2024


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Shapeshifters Cinema
567 5th St., Oakland, CA 94609
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