Film Screening 'Istiyad Ashbah (Ghost Hunting)'

For whom
Students, Employees, Alumni, Press
When
20-02-2018 from 19:30 to 21:30
Where
Minard, Walpoortstraat 15, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Department of Conflict and Development, Middle East and North Africa Research Group
Contact
omar.jabary@ugent.be
Website
http://www.underconstructionfestival.org/event/385/
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Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre

In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate of Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. From fragmentary memory, day after day, they give shape to the interrogation centre they all experienced, and re-enact its stories. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Raed Andoni (tbc) and Wadee Hanani

Raed Andoni is a Palestinian director and producer. For his first feature length film, Fix Me (2009) Andoni filmed 20 sessions of his own therapy in Ramallah. The film explores the need for finding individuality in a place so dominated by collective consciousness and identity. Fix Me was premiered in Sundance and Cannes. Ghost Hunting is his second feature film and the recipient of the Berlinale’s 2017 Documentary Award.