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PORT OF MEMORY


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, verité, 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 .