An Unusual Summer

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    An Unusual Summer

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    Palestine, Germany


    80 min

    • Arabic


    Following an act of vandalism, the Palestinian filmmaker’s father decides to install a surveillance camera to record the scenes unfolding in front of the house. Everyday family life, or neighbours going to work, AN UNUSUAL SUMMER captures fleeting moments of poetry whereas, in the background, the daily choreography of Ramla, located in today’s Israël, comes to the surface. Details


    Kamal Aljafari

    Kamal Aljafari


    Kamal Aljafari, born in Palestine in 1972, lives in Berlin. He works with moving and still images, interweaving between fiction, non-fiction, and art. Kamal’s past films include RECOLLECTION (2015), PORT OF MEMORY (2009), and THE ROOF (2006). He was a featured artist at the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (NYC) and was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. He directed the short film IT'S A LONG WAY FROM AMPHIOXUS (2019) and his film AN UNUSUAL SUMMER (2020) was selected at Visions du Réel 2020.

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