DNR Filmclub - Palestinorama!

5 poems by Mahmoud Darwish

KETELHUIS | GRATIS (with a ticket for the main film)

Five short films depicting poems by Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet.

Palestinorama! Is a festival dedicated to Palestinian culture. The festival revolves around Palestinian cinema, and includes live music, art, poetry, food and more. The festival’s goal is to expose audiences to a broad panoramic view of the richness, beauty and complexity of the Palestinian cultural life.The festival is a collaboration of theatre De Nieuwe Regentes, DNR Filmclub, Pardes Producties and Muawiya Shehadeh.

5 poems by Mahmoud Darwish

Five short films depicting poems by Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet. The films/poems chronicle his journey from a strictly Palestinian point of view which describes the anguish of dispossession and exile, to his later, more universal standpoint.

Darwish was the recipient of many international literary awards including the Lotus prize in 1969, the Lenin prize in 1983, France’s highest medal as Knight of Arts and Belles Lettres in 1997, and the Moroccan Wissam of intellectual merit handed to him by King Mohammad VI of Morocco. In 2001, he won the Lannan prize for cultural freedom. This prize recognizes people whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry, and expression.