The most radical gesture among the director’s filmography, “Recollection” is comprised of found footage of films shot in Jaffa between 1960 and 1990, as he intervenes in these cinematic realities to erase their dominant narratives, expanding everything that exists on the fringe of the images. What remains is the rubble of a Palestinian city and its supporting characters through immaterial images stitched together by a fictitious persona, bodyless and voiceless, who leads us along a dreamlike path within this affective territory. Unearthing what was once buried, the film creates an insurgent story that persists in the fragments of memories. *(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.