Title

Excerpts from The Dream: A Diary of a Film

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Samirah Alkassim
Nezar Andary

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

The Cinema of Muhammad Malas

Publication Date

6-29-2018

Abstract

This chapter presents three excerpts from the English translation of Malas's diary, The Dream: Diary of a Film, written during the production of his documentary film The Dream (1987) about Palestinian refugees in the camps in Lebanon. The diary recounts his immersion in the life of the camps, including Shatila, Burj al-Barajneh, Nahr al-Bared, and Ein al-Helweh from 1980 to 1981 while making the film. Collecting the dreams of the people, he captures their existential condition with an artist's acute sensitivity, revealing the extent to which the wounds and contingencies of Palestinian statelessness are woven into the tapestry of a fragmented Arab nationalism.

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

First Page

85

Last Page

93

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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