Quarantine, Curfew and Videotapes

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Military invasions, curfews and loss were realities that the dorector had to deal with as a child. With the help of old family VHS tapes, Sameer revisits that traumatic past in an attempt for a reconciliation.

Director: Sameer Qumsiyeh
Length: 06:08
Country: Palestine
Language: Arabic
Year: 2021

Additional Info

Director Biography: Sameer Qumsiyeh is a Palestinian filmmaker based in Beit Sahour. He is a graduate of the Documentary Film Production Program of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture. He has extensive experience in editing and has worked on several award-winning films including LOVE, THEFT AND OTHER ENTANGLEMENTS (2015) and THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM (2018). Sameer has also worked as videographer, sound recorder, and DIT on several productions including National Geographic, ZDF, and MBC Group. He is a partner in PalCine Productions, a Bethlehem-based company focusing on narrative feature, documentary and short film production. His documentary short, CONNECTED, was screened and awarded at several film festivals.

Director Statement: Sometimes life feels like it’s repeating itself, and what we think belonged only to the past we realize that it is still living in us in the present. Actually, rather it’s what shaped who we are today.

Producer: Sameer Qumsiyeh
Writer: Sameer Qumsiyeh

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