Screening date:30/11/2011-- 20h00
My Land

This documentary tells of the reality of two peoples who are fighting for the same land. A remote dialogue that puts into perspective the conflict from a purely human angle. My Land focuses on interviews with elderly Palestinians who were forced to abandon their homes in 1948 and young Israelis who today live on land formerly owned by the Palestinians.

"I encountered the Israeli youth. Shai, Mika, Noga, Efrat, Yoel, Shimon, they are all deeply connected to their land. Sometimes they have doubts, or rather they have differing opinions or beliefs, and they express them in the film. Gradually they change, they become more open, they confront buried memories and consent to listen to the ghosts that come back to speak to them. The Palestinians who have always lived on the same land, the land where they live today, the same village, come from a not too distant past to tell their story...They may become the first heroes of a yet-to-be constructed reality." Nabil Ayouch

Country: Morocco
ProductionAli n' Productions (Maroc) Tl : +212 (0) 522 49 28 28, Fax : +212 (0) 522 26 76 30
Year: 2010
Director: Nabil Ayouch
Editing: Ruth Litan, Keren Ben Rafael, Safaa Baraka
Cinematography: Wajdi Elian (Liban), Daniel Gal (Isral)
Sound: Emmanuel Zouki (Liban), Meir Al Fassi (Isral)
Music: Adil A
DVcam     85 min




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biography

Nabil Ayouch was born in 1969 in Paris to a Jewish mother and a Muslim Moroccan father. He studied theatre for three years, then turned to film and started directing commercials in 1992. He shot his first short film, Les Pierres Bleues, with Jamel Debbouze that same year. The production was followed by two more shorts in 1994 and 1996 winning prizes at several festivals. In 1997, he directed his first feature, Mektonto, which was a great success in Morocco and was the first film to represent the country at the Oscars awards.

Filmography
1997 - Mektoub
2000 Ali Zaoua
2003 Une minute de soleil en moins
2008 Whatever Lola Wants
2010 My Land


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