Screening and Q&A - The Reports on Sarah and Saleem with Dr. Ruth Abou Rached
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (Screening + Q&A discussion)
17.50 Monday 13 January 2020
Q&A Discussion led by Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate for ERC- project ‘PalREAD: Country of Words’ at Freie Universität Berlin.
In conversation with Dr. Anandi Ramamurthy, Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures, Sheffield Hallam University.
Film showing of ‘The Reports on Sarah and Saleem’ (2018), directed by Palestinian director Muayad Alayan Winner of the Special Jury Award and Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2018
Post screen Discussion with Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate for ERC- project ‘PalREAD: Country of words’ at Freie Universität Berlin.
In conversation with Dr Anandi Ramamurthy, Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures, Sheffield Hallam University
Film synopsis: Synopsis: The extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman has political consequences under Israeli rule. Saleem from East Jerusalem works as a deliveryman. Sarah runs a café in West Jerusalem. Despite being worlds apart, they risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair, snatching moments in the night to meet. But Sarah is the wife of a high-ranking Israeli military official and a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them. Caught up in the occupation machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit which not even the truth looks able to stop. This is Muayad Alayan’s second feature film.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2020 | 05:50 PM s.t.
Home Mcr, Tony Wilson Place
- Palestinian film
- Winner of the Special Jury Award and Audience Award @Rotterdam Film Festival 2018