Excerpts from The Dream: A Diary of a Film
Source of Publication
The Cinema of Muhammad Malas
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.
Springer International Publishing
Arts and Humanities
Alkassim, Samirah and Andary, Nezar, "Excerpts from The Dream: A Diary of a Film" (2018). All Works. 1577.
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