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Films starts: 18:00
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Film: Little Palestine: Diary of a Siege (2021)
Directed by: Abdallah Al-Khatib
Run time: 89 mins (Arabic, English sub)
Cinema Politica Amsterdam is hosting a fundraiser screening in support of the people in Gaza. On November 26th at 18:00 we are going to screen LITTLE PALESTINE: Diary of a Siege, a film about the daily life, hardship, and dignity of the people in Yarmouk during the siege. Director Abdallah Al-Khatib is going to join us afterwards for an in-depth conversation about the film, his experiences and work, and the current ethnic cleansing unfolding in Gaza right now. All donations and revenue will go towards the Medical Aid for Palestinans (MAP).
The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018.
When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and resistance and set up a siege from 2013 on. Gradually deprived of food, medicine and electricity, Yarmouk was cut off from the rest of the world.
Abdallah Al-Khatib was born in Yarmouk and lived there until his expulsion by Daesh in 2015. Between 2011 and 2015, he and his friends documented the daily life of the besieged inhabitants, who decided to face bombing, displacement and hunger with rallying, study, music, love and joy.
Hundreds of lives were irredeemably transformed by war and siege - from Abdallah’s mother, who turned into a nurse taking care of the elderly at the camp, to the fiercest activists whose passion for Palestine got gradually undermined by hunger...
Abdallah Alkhatib is a Palestinian-Syrian human rights activist from Yarmouk, Damascus. He has been part of the peace movement against the Assad regime since 2011. In 2017, he founded the literary blog "sard.network" with other activists. Sard aims to create a space for Syrian narratives on revolution, displacement, exile and war and thus participate in the construction and documentation of a Syrian collective memory. Abdallah has been living in Germany since the beginning of 2019.