04 Jan 2024, 19:00
Praha 7, ostrov Štvanice, Holešovice, 170 00 Praha 7, Czechia
Official press release from Garage Gallery about KINO PALESTINE:
"In light of recent and ongoing events in Palestine, we believe there is a strong need for actualizing the solidarity of Prague’s cultural spaces, and doing so collaboratively.
KINO PALESTINE is a step toward this goal, specifically toward presenting images of life and resistance in Gaza, the West Bank, and the Palestinian diaspora. As we are daily confronted with victimizing, generalizing, and violent sights and narratives, and amidst ongoing efforts to silence and censor journalists and artists in Palestine and Europe, we hope that this series of screenings might provide a clearer, emboldening vision of Palestine and its people – its history, its present situation, and the freedom in its future.
Initiated by Garage Gallery, KINO PALESTINE is a growing, collective effort to amplify Palestinian voices of resistance. Standing in solidarity with all victims of violence, we refuse systemic silencing.
All screenings have English subtitles and are free of charge.
Wajib is the third feature film directed by filmmaker Annemarie Jacir, having had its world premiere at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival, where it garnered four awards. It also received a Special Jury Mention at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival and the Best Fiction Film award at the Dubai Film Festival, among numerous others worldwide.
However, in November 2023, the film was unexpectedly removed from the programming schedule at the German TV channel ARD, where it was scheduled to have its TV premiere. The filmmaker perceives this act as part of an ongoing effort to censor Palestinian voices"