The Poetics of Resistance – A Cry for the Soul of Palestine: an evening with Michel Khleifi

Saturday, April 28th  at 20h15
At UPJB – Rue de la Victoire 61 1060 Saint-Gilles.

Throughout his long career Israeli Palestinian film writer, film director and film producer Michel Khleifi has sought to portray Palestine and her soul. Khleifi was born in Nazareth and has lived in exile in Brussels since 1970. He taught at the Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle. In 1987 Michel Khleifi won the International Critics’ Prize in Cannes for his film Wedding in the Galilee. In 2003 Khleifi and Eyal Sivan filmed Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Israel-Palestine. The following year the movie was censored in France. Despite immense difficulties and set backs Khleifi has created an œuvre of immense importance. Khleifi stands in the tradition of Mahmud Darwisch, Emile Habibi, Edward Said, Juliano Khmer-Meir and all the women and men who fight and have fought non-violently with their art against the destruction of their homeland and who are striving to preserve and to portray the beauty of Palestinian culture and the dignity of her people.

On April 28 Khleifi will show Ma’loul Celebrates its Destruction, a 30 minute short.
You are invited to join us as Khleifi talks about his career, his upbringing and his life in exile.
You are invited to join us as we seek to envision a future for Palestine in justice and in peace.

Co-organized by EAJS, UPJB and ABP.