The Sun And The Looking Glass – For One Easily Forgets But The Tree Remembers
Essay-film, Director: Milena Desse, Palestine/Belgium 2020, 23 min, No spoken dialogue
On a land perpetually threatened by colonial appropriation, the transmission of history and narratives plays a peculiar and vital role. The Sun and the Looking Glass – For One Easily Forgets But The Tree Remembers is an essay-film which paints a portrait of a place on a hill above Ein Qiniya, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, with two houses from the late Ottoman period. Looking at the objects uncovered during their renovations through a magnifying lens, the film performs the creation of narratives, through dynamic processes of revelation and disappearance.
Double Feature On Place And Memory
Two films, which take a very different but equally compelling look on the topic of Place and Memory