The Chronotopes of Palestine

18 Aug 2016

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11:00 – 18:00

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England, United Kingdom


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The Chronotopes of Palestine is a series of five audio-visual ethnographic short films, which explore the relationship between memory and place in the context of the ongoing Palestinian dispossession through the memories of three generations of families in Poland and the UK.


The films can be described as ‘follow the routes’ films that strive to trace and map the complex displacement experiences of Palestinians, who live today in Poland and in the UK. The films are linked by the role of the camera, which becomes a ‘travelling device’ across different geographies, boundaries and explores different spatial and temporal layers of diasporic relationships with Palestine(s).  By juxtaposing the vividness of narrators’ memories of Palestine with the ‘absences’ that the camera often finds on the ground in today’s Israel and Palestine, the films strive to question and symbolically re-configure the geographies of dispossession.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion with Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam and the film’s director Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek.

Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek is a sociologist, independent publicist and blogger who researching her doctorate at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College and is a member of the Media Diversified writers Collective. Her book Death and Migrant was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2013.

The Chronotopes of Palestine by Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek | 2016 | 45 mins

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