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In May we present The Void Project by Palestinian filmmaker Azza El Hassan. Founded in 2018, The Void Project explores the presence and absence of visual archives as a discourse in wartime narrative formation.The project focuses on restoring and reimagining existing and lost films. The selection in this series focus specifically on visualizing Palestine. Jerusalem Flower of All Cities and Palestine in the Eye, two Palestinian films restored by The Void Project and The Making of a Revolutionary Film aka The Place 2 as well as Kings and Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image, films by El Hassan herself, will screen in-person on May 24, 2023 at 7pm at Trylon Cinema and online between May 25-28.

Learn more about the Void Project here.

(1969, DCP, 7m) dir Ali Siam. A harmonious picture of Palestinian civil life is disturbed by the Israeli army’s occupation of the city following the 1967 war with Israel. Set to the sound track “The Flower of all Cities”, a famous song by Fairouz, the film retains contemporary relevance.

Jerusalem, Flower of All Cities was restored in 2017 by Azza El-Hassan, with the support of Creative Interruptions AHRC

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Palestine, Jordan
  • Director
    Ali Siam
  • Cinematographer
    Hani Jawhariyyeh