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Michel Khleifi

Palestinian Territories


Michel Khleifi (born 1950 in Nazareth) is a Palestinian film writer, director and producer. He emigrated from Israel in 1970 and now resides in Belgium. There, he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and received several prestigious awards.

Al Dhakira al Khasba/Fertile Memory (99', West Germany/Palestine, 1980)
Wedding in Galilee (113, Israel/France/Belgium, 1987)
Canticle of the Stones (110', Israel, 1990)
L'order du jour (105', Belgium, 1993)
The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels (112, Belgium, 1995)
You, Me, Jerusalem (53', Israel/Palestine, USA, 1995)
Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land (66', UK/Palestine/Belgium, 1995)
Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (270', Israel/Palestine, 2003)
Zindeeq (85', Palestine/UK/Belgium, UAE, 2009)


ROUTE 181, Fragments of a Journay in Palestine-Israel

ROUTE 181, Fragments of a Journay in Palestine-Israel (Orig.) / 2003 / Belgium, France, Germany / 272 min

181, offers an unusual vision of the inhabitants of Palestine-Israel, a common vision of an Israeli and a Palestinian.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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