Review: ‘Remembering Palestine’ (Sobhi al-Zobaidi)

Réminiscences d’un voyage en Palestine
Directed by Dominique Dubosc

Review by Sobhi al-Zobaidi


Remembering Palestine, which was screened at Sakakini Center (Ramallah) on 1.4.04, is a film that I dare to say belongs to the realm of the unconscious more than the conscious. It is dark, shady, and horrific and it is filled with those images that one is bound to see in one’s dreams because they are very strong images. It is also because there is almost no narrative in the film, no spoken word to anchor the images in a certain logic or order. The images we see in the film are similar to those images we see on the screen of our dreams, they are related by association, and filled with horrors that can unleash our most hidden fears and repressions. Continue reading “Review: ‘Remembering Palestine’ (Sobhi al-Zobaidi)”

Press Review: ‘Palestine Palestine’

original Article: le monde, mar 16, 2002

Forbidden To Live

Dominique Dubosc is not a Middle-East specialist, he is a documentary filmmaker, one of those who work in close contact with film and sound and who reflect on the imaginary and the real world and how to represent it.
In the West Bank, from March to May 2001, the filmmaker followed a puppet-master from village to village – and filmed Dheisheh refugee camp’s daily life: a blockaded life but ongoing nevertheless, the sense of humour, the obtacles,the suffering, in a continuous coming and going beween the three parts of the film which was conceived as a Flemish triptych painting, and at the same time, a subtle homage to the film-director Johan Van der Keuken.
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