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EthnoKino – GHOST HUNTING
May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
94 min., 2017, West Bank, by Raed Andoni
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to recreate the Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. Day after day, these construction workers, a blacksmith, an architect, an assistant director give shape to their memories of how they survived with grit and a sense of humor. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.
IDFA 2017, Berlinale 2017, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal, 2017 – Prix pour la Paix, Yerevan International Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary Award
FILMMAKER: Raed Andoni is a Palestinian director and producer. He and was born in 1967 in Amman (Jordan). For his first feature length film, FIX ME (2009) Andoni filmed 20 sessions of his own therapy in Ramallah. FIX ME explores the need for finding individuality in a place so dominated by collective consciousness and identity. It was premiered in Sundance and Cannes. GHOST HUNTING is Andoni’s second feature film.