R21: aka Restoring Solidarity

  • Introduction

    Samera Esmeir is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

Drawing on a collection of twenty films safeguarded in the Tokyo home of a Japanese scholar, Palestinian filmmaker and archivist Mohanad Yaqubi tells the story of Palestine’s struggle through the lens of international solidarity. Ranging in style from reportage to agit-prop and short fiction, the films span nearly two decades. After cataloging and scanning the films—without erasing the signs of wear or the multilingual layers of subtitles and dubbing that indicate their exhibition history—Yaqubi edited together excerpts, adding another reel, R21, to the collection.

  • Casey Asprooth-Jackson
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Arabic
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • DCP
  • 71 mins
  • Idioms Film

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