Palestine in the Eye (1976)


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“Palestine in the Eye” documents the loss of Hani Jawharieh  for the PLO Media Unit.  The profound impact of his death on Palestinian filmmakers is discussed in the film, which also documents the moment of his death, which he shot with his own camera.   The film reflects on his life through interviews with family and members of the Film Unit.  Although the film has later been attributed to Mustafa Abu Ali, the film unit’s method of work was to describe everyone as a collective of ‘workers’ and we see this in the film titles, which collectively lists the names of all those who participated as a non-hierarchical collective. Through its reflection on Jawharieh we are offered an understanding of the workings of the Palestine Film Unit and its international connections.

 

Dir. Mustafa Abu Ali

28 mins

1976