April 2019
Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A Roundabout in My Head

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

A Roundabout in My Head, produced in 2015 and directed by Hassen Ferhani, is a 100-minute film in Arabic with English subtitles about a slaughterhouse in the center of Algiers. Men live and work behind closed doors to the rhythms of their tasks and dreams. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

La Commune (Paris, 1871), produced in 2000 and directed by the filmmaker and media critic Peter Watkins, is a 345-minute film about the legendary Paris Commune of 1871. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Zama

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Zama, produced in 2017 and directed by Lucrecia Martel, is a 115-minute film in Spanish about an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, who waits for a letter from the king that will grant him a transfer from the town to a better place. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

From Palestinian Art

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

From Palestinian Art: Illustrated Tales and Interactive Activities, is a day filled with knowledge, exploration, and fun in a series of activities that include presentations of the artists’ works, storytelling, and showing the accompanying illustrations. Organized by the Palestinian Museum in collaboration with Tamer Institute for Community Education. The Palestinian Museum.

Memories of Underdevelopment

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Memories of Underdevelopment, produced in 1968 and written and directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, is a 97-minute film in Spanish about a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer who decides to stay in Cuba and looks back over the changes in Cuba, from the Cuban Revolution to the missile crisis, and the effect of living in an underdeveloped country. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.

Modern Times

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Modern Times, produced in 1936 and directed, produced, and written by Charlie Chaplin, is an 87-minute film that combines comedy, melodrama, and pathos with nods to an Orwellian Big Brother looming in the background. The film pays tribute to the struggles of the proletariat against the dehumanizing effects of industrialism and social institutions. A.M. Qattan Foundation Cultural Centre.