Kamal Aljafari

GERMANY/PALESTINE
2024/2025

The Museum of Days

Kamal Aljafari is a Palestinian filmmaker based in Berlin and renowned for his distinctive approach to cinema. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and has held teaching positions at The New School in New York and the Deutsche Film-und Fernsehakademie in Berlin. He was awarded a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University and was a fellow of the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. His installation “The Camera of the Dispossessed” was shown at the 35th Bienal de São Paulo in 2023. Aljafari was also honored at IndieLisboa 2024 with a full retrospective of his work at the Portuguese Cinematheque. His most recent work, “A Fidai Film,” premiered this year at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Nyon. At the Institute, Aljafari will be working on “The Museum of Days,” an extension of his trilogy of films set in post 1948 Jaffa.

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