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Memory of the Cactus
 
 

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MEMORY OF THE CACTUS


Directed by | Hanna Musleh

Genre documentary  |  Length: 42mins  |  Year of production: 2008


Four decades ago, the three Palestinian villages of ‘Imwas, Yalo and Beit Nouba in the Latroun enclave of the West Bank were razed to the ground after Israel occupied the territory. Today, the residents of those villages remain displaced and barred from returning, while Israel treats the land as if it were part of Israel and refuses to acknowledge the Palestinian history of the area. Israeli citizens enjoy barbecues and picnics in the Jewish National Fund’s “Canada Park”, oblivious to the crimes perpetrated in their names on that very land. Musleh’s documentary traces the buried histories of these Palestinian villages through oral histories, archive film and photography, and expert testimonies.