Port of Memory (2011)

Port of Memory


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Jaffa was a prosperous port city and a productive community in Palestine before the State of Israel was established in 1948. Jaffa was part of the territory pledged to the new nation, and since then Israel has been slowing struggling to dismantle the city, a process that continues to this day. Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari explores the fate of a handful of Jafa's present day residents in the documentary Port Of Memory (aka Minaa Elzakira). The film focuses on a family who've been told that, after … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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Written By: Kamal Aljafari

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The movie too often fails to reward the close watching it requires. While its stillness powerfully suggests stasis, its fragmentary approach doesn't achieve a cumulative power.

Full Review… | February 18, 2011
New York Times
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Quietly and atmospherically touches on the Kiarostamian Uncertainty Principle, with Aljafari liberally corrupting his demi-documentary with scripted dialogue, rehearsals, and even digital effects.

Full Review… | February 8, 2011
Village Voice
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