On 18 March 2021, Sabzian and Courtisane are hosting the seventh Milestones screening online, presenting Al Dhakira al Khasba [Fertile Memory] (Michel Khleifi, 1980), 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.
On the occasion of the online screening of Fertile Memory, Sabzian will be publishing several texts on the film on 17 March 2021. On the evening of the screening, an introduction to the film by Stoffel Debuysere will be posted on Sabzian. The film will be available on Sabzian, free of charge, worldwide.
The presentation of Fertile Memory is part of a series of four Milestones screenings hosted online by Sabzian, of which three are in collaboration with Courtisane. The film and introduction will be available on Sabzian’s home page on the day itself.