TCAFF: Trip Along Exodus

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 30, 2016 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:Box Office - $10.00
Online - $8.00
Members:$8.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Documentary
Politics
History
Release Year:2014
Runtime:120 min
Festivals & Awards:Official Selection, East End Film Festival, London, UK, 2015
Official Selection, Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA, 2015
Official Selection, Festival Cine Palestine Paris, France, 2015
Official Selection, Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, 2014
Country/Region:Lebanon
Syria
Palestine
USA
Language:English
Arabic
with English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Facebook
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-E4E7ok2SM
Cast/Crew
Director:Hind Shoufani
Producer:Zena el Khalil
Hind Shoufani
Cinematographer:Nick Zajicek
Editor:Ayman Nahle
Composer:Basel Abbas

Description

PART OF MIZNA'S TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Trip Along Exodus recreates Palestinian history through archival footage, poetry, animation, glitter, family photos, and 8mm films. The film explores the last 70 years of Palestinian politics through the story of Dr. Elias Shoufani, the filmmaker’s father. Born in Galilee and educated at the Hebrew University and Princeton, Dr. Shoufani was a multilingual and erudite scholar, activist, and political leader. The film traces Shoufani’s life, beginning with his refusal to leave Syria in the face of war and violence through his choice to give up a tenured position at a university in the U.S. to join the underground Palestinian Liberation Organization in Beirut. A touching and unique cinematic journey, Trip Along Exodus takes the viewer from Palestine in 1948 to Washington D.C. and New York City on its way back to Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.


DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

hind shoufani, mspfilmHind Shoufani is a Palestinian poet/filmmaker currently residing between Dubai and Beirut in the Middle East, but she keeps a suitcase packed and ready to zoom off whenever the chance for adventure- cinematic, literary or otherwise- presents itself. Born in Lebanon, she was then raised in Amman, Beirut, and Damascus. In 2002, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship from Jordan to complete an MFA at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She is interested in films that change perceptions of the Other, glitter and how it relates to light, a free and secular Palestine even if mythical, writing poetry to combat bitterness, and female rights and liberties in the Middle East- even if mythical. She is currently working on a video art feature film that visualizes themes of sexuality, politics and religion in the lives of 6 female Arab poets.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the eleventh Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.