Screening: 1948 directed by Mohammad Bakri

Fri, March 9, 2007 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts Presents

1948 directed by Mohammad Bakri Palestine | 1998 | Documentary | 54 min | Color |

Friday, March 9, 2007, 7:00 PM $10

About the FIlm

The film 1948 is a record of memories of a group of elderly Arabs. The director, Mohammad Bakri, employs poems Mahmoud Darwish. In their own words, the Palestinians interviewed describe the moments when they became refugees. They described the brutality in which they were deported, or the fear of massacre that made them and their families flee for their lives. They speak without blame or even protest.

Mohammad Bakri

Filmography as Actor

"Private" by Saverio Costanzo (Italy 2004): Golden Leopard for the best actor to the main role, best film at the Locarno Int. Film Festival 2004 "The Olive Harvest" by Hannah Elias (Palestine, USA 2003) "Desperado Square" by Benny Toraty (Israel 2001): Winner of five Israeli Academy Awards; Antigone d´Or, Montpellier Filmfestival, France 2001 "Sous les pieds des femmes" by Rachida Krim (France, 1997) "Haifa" by Rashid Masharawi (Palestine, Netherlands, 1995): Award for the Best Artistic Work in the Medfilm Festival Rome, 1997 "The Milky Way" by Ali Nassar (Israel, 1997): Wolgin Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 1997 "The Tale of the Three Jewels" by Michel Khleifi (Belgium, Palestine, UK, 1994) "Beyond the Walls II" by Uri Barabash (1994) "Cup Final" by Eran Riklis (Israel, 1991) "Foreign Nights" by Izidore K. Musallam (Canada, 1989) "Rami og Julie" by Erik Clausen (Denmark, 1988) "Esther" by Amos Gitai (Israel, UK, 1986) "Beyond the Walls" by Uri Barabash (Israel, 1984): International Critics Prize, 1984 Venice Film Festival; nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language, Film at the American Academy Awards in 1984 "Hanna K." by Constantin Costa- Gavras (Israel, France, 1983)

Filmography as Director

"1948" Documentary (Palestine, Israel, 1998) "Jenin&.Jenin" Documentary (Palestine, 2002), Awards: "Best Film" at the Carthage International Film Festival 2002 International Prize for Mediterranean Documentary Filmmaking and Reporting "Since You Left" Documentary (Palestine, 2005)


Leopard for the Best Actor for the role in "Private" by Saverio Costanzo, Locarno International Film Festival 2004 Palestine Prize for Cinema 1999 Ramallah Award for the Best Actor for the role in "Haifa" by Rashid Masharawi, Valencia Festival 1997 Award for the Best Actor for the role in "Beyond the Walls II" by Uri Barabash, Valencia Festival 1994 Award for the Best Actor for the role in "Beyond the Walls" by Uri Barabash, Israel 1984

Theatrography as Actor

Habima Theatre (Israel's National Theatre): "Blood Wedding" by Federico Garcia Lorca 1980, "Seven Days" by Moshico Moskovitch 2003-4 Haifa Theatre: "Hedda Gabler" by Hendrik Ibsen 1994 ,"The Jerusalem Syndrome" by Yehoshua Sobol, 1988 The Jerusalem Khan Theatre and Alkasaba Theatre (Ramallah): co-production of "Romeo and Juliet" based on Shakespeare's play by a troupe of Palestinian and Israeli actors performing in a mixture of Hebrew and Arabic, 1994 Alkasaba Theatre (Ramallah): "The Clown" by Muhamed Al Maghout 1998, "The Night and the Mountain" by Abdel Gaffar Makkawi 1995,"The Immigrant" by George Shahada 1999,"Death and the Maiden" by Ariel Dorfmann 1997,"The Fantastic Francis Hardy" by Brian Friel 1997,"The House of Bernarda Alba" by Garcia Lorca 2000

One-man-Plays, Adapting, directing and acting

"The Pessoptimist" - based on a novel by the Palestinian writer Emil Habibi, 1986 "The Anchor" - based on a novel by the Syrian author Hanna Mina, 1994 "Season of Migration to the North" - based on a novel by the Sudanese writer Tayeb Saleh, 1997 "Abu Marmar" - written by Mohammad Bakri himself, 1999 (about Palestinian prisoners)

Theatrography as Director

"A Day in Our Times" (Yom min zamanina), 2004, based on a play by the Syrian playwriter: Saadallah Wannous "A view from the bridge", play by Arthur Miller, 2002 "Samir and Yonathan" 2001, based on the book of Daniella Carmi "Samir and Yonathan on the Planet Mars 1994 (Samir, a Palestinian boy, enters an Israeli hospital for surgery. The initial fear and antagonism that he feels is mitigated by his bond with Yonathan, an Israeli)

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