On Friday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m., filmmaker Kamal Aljafari will screen his documentary, Port of Memory to be followed by a Q&A, moderated by Deirdre Boyle, associate professor, Department of Media Studies and Film.
The film focuses on the veritable ghost town of Jaffa, which inpre-1948 Palestine was a thriving urban and economic port city. Port of Memory reveals the complicated layers of history and family relationships that resonate across cultural and political divides.
Aljafari was born in 1972 in Israel and studied film at the Academy of Media Arts in Berlin. He is the Benjamin White Whitney Scholar at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and The Film Center.
This free event is sponsored by the Media Studies Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies, the New School’s Department of Foreign Languages, Asia Connections, and Student Services, and will take place in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue.