In the framework of International Women’s Day, Espai Avinyó, together with the short film festivals Nazra and Palestine through the eyes of women (of which the IEMed is a collaborator) have put together a cinema discussion that offers an overview of the Palestinian realities, focusing on gender issues and on the resilience of the Palestinian people.
The activity will feature short films either directed or played by Palestinian women and seeks to put forward the cinematic art as a means of cultural activism. A roundtable with Remma Hammami and Samira Badran will follow the screening of the films, with the aim of discussing cultural imaginaries and forms of resistance with a gender approach.
Restored Pictures, directed and produced by Mahassen Nasser-Eldin
The Chair, by Laila Abbas
The Bus Driver, directed by Iyad Alasttal
Bomboné by Rakan Mayasi
Memory of the Land, by Samira Badran.
Remma Hammami: Associate professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Women’s Studies (Birzeit University), where she founded the programme in Gender and Development in 1998, the first graduate programme of the kind in the region. Her publications revolve around development issues, politics, spatialities as well as gender-related questions in the Palestinian context.
Samira Badran: born in Libya of a Palestinian family with artistic interests, she is a visual artist based in Barcelona. Samira Badran graduated from the Academy of fine Arts in Cairo and studied etching and painting at the Accademia Delle Belle Arti in Florence. Her works focus on collective memory, as well as mobility, and have been exhibited in Jerusalem, Ramallah, London and Paris, amongst other places.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.