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Directed by | Kamal Aljafari

Genre documentary  |  Length: 63mins  |  Year of production: 2009

Port of Memory follows the family of the filmmaker after they receive an order to evacuate their home in �Ajami, Jaffa's once prosperous seafront neighbourhood. Their lives and those of other residents are thrown into disarray as they lack the means to fight back. Radically poetic, Port of Memory is a reflection on the absurdity of being at once absent and present as a Palestinian living within Israel today. But Aljafari�s (The Roof) latest film is far more than a documentary.

Fashioned out of an intoxicating blend of expressionistic, verit�, and reflective genre styles, this is a statement of iconoclastic creative intent from one of the most exciting voices to emerge in Palestinian cinema for a generation. Beautifully shot and densely layered, Port of Memory is an artistic tour de force, and an unforgettable cinema experience .