27.05.24, 20:30, We no longer prefer mountains (2023), Inas Halabi

Tonight at KASKcinema, we climb Mount Carmel, on which lie the Druze towns of Dalyet el Carmel and Isfiya. There, the religious minority of Druze live in the mountains of occupied Palestine. We no longer prefer mountains leads us inside a place characterised by coercion, control and geographical isolation. Intimate encounters between members of the community in indoor domestic spaces alternate with confrontations from the outside world, which has become increasingly hostile after the establishment of Israel in 1948. Alongside isolation and fear, the film also looks for opportunities to imagine an alternative future.

This debut feature by visual artist and filmmaker Inas Halabi is inspired by landscape theory (fûkeiron), a 1960s Japanese avant-garde film movement in which filmmakers argued that filming the everyday environment of a community reveals the oppressive forces within it.

This film is being projected as part of Films for Palestine. This means that all proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Inas Halabi.

Inas Halabi, 2023, Netherlands, Palestine, UK & Belgium, 96'

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