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"Jenin Jenin", a 54-minute documentary made by Palestinian filmmaker/actor Muhammad Bakri, features at the International Documentary Filmfestival (IDFA) in Amsterdam. This film is Bakri's most cutting statement yet. Bakri says that the film is about "human suffering as such - about a wounded soul, a demolished home, a felled tree, a picked flower, a broken heart."

 

Bakri films in Jenin refugee camp after the atrocities of April 2002. He records the testimonies of local residents, men, women and children. Bakri's movie provides residents permission to speak. As his previous production "1948", Bakri records testimonies of the Palestinian collective memory. Palestinians interviewed in "1948" describe the moments when they became refugees and lost everything: their homes, their land, their villages, and their dignity. They described the brutality in which they were deported, or the fear of massacre that made them and their families flee for their lives. It is sad to hear these testimonies and see their faces. Likewise, "Jenin Jenin" speaks for itself. Wounded human souls, people who have experienced devastation, talk about the hopes they once had, about the calamity they've suffered, about their home that was demolished.

 

(Jenin Jenin: In Arabic with English Subtitles)

 

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