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DOXA Film Festival Selection: “Notes on Displacement” screening at VIFF
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- VIFF Theatre
- 1181 Seymour Street
Hey Everyone, You are welcome to join me in attending this film at the VIFF Theatre in Vancouver (Thursday May 11). The film begins at 7:30pm. Given that the film is part of the DOXA Film Festival, it might be advisable to purchase a ticket in advance. Here is a summary of the film: Notes on Displacement Notes on Displacement opens with a quote from critic John Berger that reads: “Ours is the century of enforced travel ... of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.” For Nadira, who left Palestine in her girlhood and must migrate again in the twilight of her life, the horizon is constantly moving. She embarks on a gruelling journey from Syria to Greece over water; along the highways of Bulgaria on foot and by bus; through Hungary, where conditions at refugee camps are horrendous; and further still towards the German border, where her family might finally find rest. Filmmaker Khaled Jarrar is Nadira’s constant companion, accompanying her and her adult children as they navigate relentless adversities alongside so many other migrants. Jarrar advocates for their safety, security and comfort with what little privilege his status as a working filmmaker affords him, but the dangers of language barriers, racism, aggressive authorities and precarious geography are incessant and unyielding. The mainstream media tends to flatten the experiences of refugees into one image of mass struggle, but here we see the nuances of fear and disorientation, as well as personal acts of support and care. Under B.C. law, any person wishing to see an unclassified film such as this one must be a registered member of The Documentary Media Society and be 18 years of age or older. To purchase a membership, visit the Doxa website. It is a minimal cost.
Hello Lee, just verifying that this is where I can purchase membership: https://doxa2023.eventive.org/schedule/64263f7db195660072161195
shucks, I just found out I have a parent teacher meeting this day at work.. too bad I can't attend. Thanks for hosting this. I will join another time
Hey…I’ll be grabbing a bite to eat beforehand at Asian Fried Chicken (1193 Granville St.). It’s close to the venue and I’ll be there by 6pm.
Given our film today is about "displacement" migration in connection with the Israel and Palestine conflict, I recalled watching a youtube video a few years ago, in which our own Vancouver/international renowned Dr. Gabor Mate, himself being Jewish, was talking about his personal experiences and views and from his visits to Palestine on the overall situation. Dr. Mate is one of my many heroes as a humanist. I personally think his interview was quite enlightening. Thought I would share, in case any of you may be interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TBBhPUwrCU