LEBANON 1982: UNRWA EMERGENCY OPERATION
Produced for UNRWA, 13 min, 1982
Produced by UNRWA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East), this film documents the agency’s emergency operation following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. The living conditions of Palestinian refugees are addressed through a discourse of aid. Footage of food distribution centres, temporary schools and provisional water supplies are merged together to promote UNRWA’s presence and activities.
Japanese version: 48 min, 1983
original film Aftermath by Samir R. Hissen, 44 min, 1967
The original film was shot around the time of the first commemoration of Land Day in 1977, and it documents the different events taking place in Palestinian cities and villages of the Lower Galillee region in occupied Palestine. The remembrance events are used to garner witness accounts to what happened in 1976 during the demonstrations against the continuous land grab of Palestinian land. Other interviews with mayors and heads of local councils provide context and a history of Land Day. The screened version is the Japanese adaption of the original Land Day, produced six years later with additional historical context of the Palestinian struggle and Land Day itself.
In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
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