Hollywood and Landscapes of 'The Orient' (part 2)
Jaffa was the backdrop for numerous Israeli and American films from the 1960s to the 1990s. In Recollection, Kamal Aljafari edited out the Israeli actors to give room to the people who appear by chance in the background of the footage, calling it ‘cinematic justice’.
Part of a programme of films, talks and events to accompany the exhibition Trembling Landscapes: Between Reality & Fiction. Eleven Artists from the Middle East. Guest curator (exhibition and film programme): Nat Muller
See also the show at 19.15: Hollywood and Landscapes of 'The Orient' (part 1)
Landscape is a charged notion in the Middle East.* On the one hand, representations of landscape engage with a heady mix of national and natural borders, tussles over resources and territory, and (colonial) history. On the other hand, it is a rich source of identity, tradition and imagination.