24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Against Distorted Realities: Ibtisam Azem’s Magical Realism

Two friends live in Tel Aviv in the same apartment building: the journalist Ariel is of Jewish background, the cameraman Alaa of Palestinian background. One day, all the Palestinians suddenly disappear from the country. What Ariel is left with is a notebook with the life story of Alaa’s grandmother. In »The Book of Disappearance«, Ibtisam Azem creates a magical-realistic setting where Palestinians struggle to maintain their memories and life experiences against Israel’s erasure.

Hosted by Sanabel Abdelrahman.

The event will be in English.