Directed by Michel Khleifi
The first full length film to be shot within the disputed Palestinian West Bank "Green Line," Fertile Memory is the feature debut of Michel Khleifi, acclaimed director of the Cannes Film Festival triumph, Wedding in Galilee. Lyrically blending both documentary and narrative elements, Khleifi skillfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose individual struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives.
Grandmother Romia fights an unending legal battle with the Zionist authorities who confiscated her ancestral land soon after the Israeli occupation in 1947. With her family scattered all over the globe while she works in an Israeli factory, Romia doggedly maintains a dignity and passion that for her are the difference between mere subsistence and tenacious survival. Sahar Khalifeh, a divorced novelist and young mother living in the West Bank, struggles to maintain a modern role for herself within her increasingly intolerant occupation community. Representing both contemporary Arab womanhood and vanguard Palestinian conscience, Sahar must balance the changes in her world after the Six Day War with the changes in herself after achieving personal emancipation.
With painterly flair, Khleifi elevates the everyday details of Romia's and Sahar's lives to a timelessness as irresistible as the hauntingly beautiful desert landscape they fight for. Whether in a tearful lullaby or a sensuously performed lover's lament, the women of Fertile Memory lend tender and powerful voices to their people's chorus of outrage. Michel Khleifi's Fertile Memory puts a distinctively feminine expression on the ordinarily violent and male dominated face of Palestinian resistance.
Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Fertile Memory to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
RT' @TrailersFromHel': In “The Ape,” misfit scientist Boris Karloff helps a lame girl to walk. For his new' @CineSavant' review of the film's' @…'
RT' @AFISilver': NATIONTIME opens Fri in our Virtual Screening Room! New #4K restoration of William Greaves' documentary about the 1972 Na…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': We’ve added a NEW extra to our release of STRETCH – Coming January 12th! Stretch (2014) • DRIVE HE SAID: INTERVIEW WI…
RT' @IUcinema': What time is it? #NATIONTIME! Watch this timely and timeless documentary charting the 1972 National Black Political Conventio…
Tonight in the' @Talkhouse' Fall Film Festival, So Yong Kim discusses her award-winning debut feature IN BETWEEN DAYS…' https://t.co/SA5UGIMfKI'
RT' @Talkhouse': Have you registered for tomorrow's Q&A with filmmakers So Yong Kim with Miguel Arteta? Register today:' https://t.co/O5b1lTP…'
RT' @IDAorg': For your screen time this week, catch 'In The Making' via' @firelightmedia', 'Democracy and it's Discontents' on' @OVIDtv', 'Repres…
A masterpiece… see it any way you can.” – Bilge Ebiri,' @Vulture' Pietro Marcello's MARTIN EDEN starring a "mesmeriz…' https://t.co/I9WuOokZtv'
Deborah Kerr stars as a governess hired to tend to an emotionally troubled young girl in this stately household dra…' https://t.co/jbekMeTz0c'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.