2016, Sat, Apr 09

Screening and talk with Kais al-Zubaidi (Director)

The Iraqi filmmaker, film editor and archivist Kais al-Zubaidi worked as a director in Syria following his training in Babelsberg. Today he lives in Berlin and supervises the establishment of a national Palestine archive.

Fern der Heimat
Director: Kais Al-Zubaidi
10 Min. B/W television film, Syria 1969, with English subtitles
Documentary about life in a Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus, recipient of the 1969 Silver Dove at the documentary film festival in Leipzig

Der Besuch
Director: Kais Al-Zubaidi
10 Min. B/W-Film, Syria 1970, with English subtitles
Poetic feature film about the question of the return of the Palestinians to the occupied territories, with poems by Mahmoud Darwish, Tawfiq Ziaad and Samih al Qassem

Moderation: Irit Neidhardt