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Directed by | Samer Salameh

Genre fiction  |  Length: 4mins  |  Year of production: 2009

In this short video art piece by Samer Salameh, the myth of Penelope is reimagined in terms of the Palestinian reality of exile and the faithful wait for return. As Penelope (an elderly Palestinian woman) weaves a woollen sweater, her husband grows distracted in his own waiting, and begins inadvertently unravelling the same sweater. Salameh suggests the wool as a thread of time and loyalty, separating Penelope from Palestine, while extending eternal and forever rebeginning.