In the port city of Jaffa, once a lively Palestinian city and now an extension of Tel Aviv undergoing gentrification, a family is at risk of eviction if unable to prove ownership of their home. From the use of fictional procedures and common characters, played by the filmmaker’s uncles and maternal grandmother, the film develops a subtle, acidly humorous chronicle of the sensitive transformations in this occupied space. Visible changes in the concrete gestures of its inhabitants, between the absurd and normality, through daily rituals embedded within the time of this place. *(C.I and C.A)
Kamal Aljafari is a filmmaker and visual artist who graduated from the Kunsthochschule für Medien (Academy of Media Arts) in Cologne, Germany. He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009-10 was the Benjamin White Whitney fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center.
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