Fertile Memory (DVD)

Directed by Michel Khleifi

Release Year: 1980
Running Time: 99
UPC: 7 38329 03442 9
Color Type: Color
Country: Belgium, Middle East, Netherlands, Palestine
Language: Arabic w/English subt. [audio]
Select a Format
$29.95 $22.46 (25% off) Buy DVD
Only ships to US & Canada

Also Available On:

Amazon
Crew
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.


DVD Extras Include:

  • Enhanced for 16x9 TVs

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 contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Fertile Memory may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.



To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.


Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 18 2019 at 5:13pm
Nearly 40 years after it premiered at' @semainecannes', we're finally bringing Franco Rosso's cult British reggae fil…' https://t.co/3o7Bvdj9oV'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 18 2019 at 5:12pm
RT' @PopMatters': '.@KinoLorber's' release of Bill Gunn's PERSONAL PROBLEMS can also be seen as a major intervention in recovering "lost" video…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 18 2019 at 5:12pm
RT' @Screendaily': Cult British reggae film 'Babylon' to get first ever US release (exclusive)' https://t.co/nhWs8q7qDq'' https://t.co/wed34CIIut'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 10:11pm
RT' @mondodigital': New Mondo Review: A double dose of late period #JeanRollin as the macabre, lyrical DRACULA'S FIANCEE and experimental LOS…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 10:11pm
RT' @RebeccaPahle': Just in:' @KinoLorber', Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers set. Myyyyy precioussssss.' https://t.co/HK1HwJY0BM'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 6:32pm
RT' @kristenyoonsoo': ahhhhh it’s here — A PARIS EDUCATION blu ray with booklet essay par moi! out now 🇫🇷' https://t.co/ZQwe6nubc9'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 6:32pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': The House That Would Not Die Blu-ray Barbara Stanwyck' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/h4Dlh42NQU' CAN:' https://t.co/dMjBGs8huA…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 6:32pm
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Kingdom of the Spiders crawls onto Blu-ray via' @CODEREDDVD' &' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/vXrhigVB2v' Starring' @WilliamSha…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 6:32pm
RT' @GWDelRossi': #BavaBoner! Today’s 2nd Arrivals! Mario Bava’s Knives of the Avenger (1966) & Four Times that Night (1971) on' @KinoLorber' B…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 17 2019 at 6:30pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! First Time on DVD and Blu-ray! Brand New 2K Master! Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence (1984) Starrin…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018

Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
email: edu@kinolorber.com