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Like Twenty Impossibles
A World Apart Within 15 Minutes
Between Jerusalem and Ramallah not only is there now a huge existing wall on the ground, but also a non-tangible wall in the minds and hearts of people. It is a short drive from here to there, yet when asked whether they know the way to Ramallah, many find it a hard question to answer. To them, Ramallah sounds far, seems far--it's a world apart within 15 minutes.
Going for a Ride?
Documenting the Art Installation “Going for a Ride?” made by the Palestinian Artist Vera Tamari. The installation is a statement on the aggressive and deliberate crushing of hundreds of privately-owned cars by Israeli tanks in Ramallah and El-Bireh during the military incursions in the two towns in 2002. It focuses on crushed cars because of the powerful meaning cars usually carry: freedom, the open road, travel and movement. In the film, the cars are brought to life again by searching into the memories of those who rode them.
Pasolini Pa* Palestine
In 1963, Pasolini visited Palestine to search for locations for his film, the Gospel according to Matthew. Pasoline Pa* Palestine seeks to revive various relations to Pasolini's trip and film through a repetition of his journey.
Sound of the Street
This witty satire draws a humorous comparison between a busy collection of ants and the liveliness of a Palestinian street. (Sound of the Street is one of 13 short films from the “Palestine, Summer 2006” collection, produced by the Palestinian Filmmakers' Collective.)
Not Just Any Sea
Last summer I was able to steal some moments near the sea which I have memories of from my childhood. I was there the only way I could be, illegally, without a permit.
Happy Days
Happy Days is a video that exposes everyday Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. In the video, a collage of footage shot on location in the occupied territories is accompanied by the theme music from the seventies sitcom “Happy Days”.
Ayreen Anastas and Nahed Awwad in Conversation with Kay Dickinson
Closed captions available

The Second Intifada heralded a particularly fresh, urgent and experimental approach to filmmaking, in tune with the uprisings to which they contributed. Working at a distance from both the main political organizations and, often, the aesthetic insistences of Global Northern art cinema funding, filmmakers took advantage of accessible technologies to forge new notions of freedom. The prolific body of work from this period does not just defiantly catalogue heightened colonial aggressions and appropriations, it does so with a wit and eclecticism of approach that touched diverse audiences at home and internationally. 

Featuring works by Ayreen Anastas, Nahed Awwad, Enas I. Al-Muthaffar, Annemarie Jacir, and Larissa Sansour

Curated by Kay Dickinson 

Like Twenty Impossibles (2003)

Arabic /English with English Subtitles

In a landscape now interrupted by military checkpoints, a group of Palestinian filmmakers attempt to reach Jerusalem. When they decide to avoid a closed checkpoint by taking an unused side road, the landscape unravels, and the passengers are slowly taken apart by the mundane brutality of military occupation. “like twenty impossibles” is both a visual poem and a narrative, questioning the space between fiction and reality, and the politics of art and resistance.

About the Filmmaker

Annemarie has written, directed and produced over sixteen films. Two of her films have premiered as Official Selections in Cannes, one in Berlin and in Venice, Locarno, and Telluride. All three of her feature films were Palestine's official Oscar entries.

With a commitment to teaching, training and hiring locally, Annemarie also curates and mentors, actively promoting independent cinema in the region. Founder of Philistine Films, she collaborates regularly with fellow filmmakers as an editor, screenwriter and producer.

In 2003, she co-founded the Dreams of a Nation project and organized the largest traveling film festival in Palestine, which included the screening of archival Palestinian revolutionary films screening for the first time on Palestinian soil. She has taught at Columbia, Bethlehem, Birzeit University and in refugee camps in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. In 2011, Chinese director Zhang Yimou selected her to be his first protégée as part of the Rolex Arts Initiative. In 2018, she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and also served on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

She is a cofounder of the newly established Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem, fulfilling a lifelong family dream of establishing a space for the arts in Bethlehem.


Wajib, 2017

When I saw you, 2012

Salt of this Sea, 2008

Like Twenty Impossibles, 2003

The Satellite Shooters, 2001

a post oslo history, 1998

  • Year
  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Annemarie Jacir
  • Screenwriter
    Annemarie Jacir, Kamran Rastegar
  • Producer
    Annemarie Jacir
  • Cast
    Ismail Dabbagh, Tarek Abu Assab, Ashraf Abu Moch, Reem Abu-Sbaih
  • Cinematographer
    Philippe Bellaiche
  • Editor
    Annemarie Jacir