MEMORY OF THE LAND

ANIMATION/DRAMA/WAR

SYNOPSIS:

Palestine. A body is trapped in a checkpoint, an essential mechanism of Israeli occupation. The body is crossed by structural and physical violence, aggressive and arbitrary, which prevents its free movement and attacks its existence.

CREW

Director: SAMIRA BADRAN
Filmmaking: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Screenplay: SAMIRA BADRAN and ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Executive Producers: SAMIRA BADRAN and
JAUME SERRA
D.O.P: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Art Director: SAMIRA BADRAN
Sound Design: LUCAS ARIEL VALLEJOS
Editor: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Directing Animation: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
3D Animation: ALEX GUITART and POL CAYUELA
2D Animation: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Color Correction: POL CAYUELA and ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL

CREW (Motion reference shooting)

Camera Operator: JAVIER CARRIÓN
Director: ORIOL MARTÍN GUAL
Video&Photo Footage: SAMIRA BADRAN

CAST (Motion reference shooting)

Main character: JULIA ROSSELL FIESCHI
Stalactites legs: MONTSERRAT MESTRE

VOICES

Invented Language: YOLANDA CAÑARDO
Main character: DIANA AL’RAHMOUN
Voice over: SAMIRA BADRAN

POEM

Writted: MIREIA CALAFELL
Performed: DIANA AL’RAHMOUN

TECHNICAL SPECS

Company: SAMIRA BADRAN – JAUME SERRA
Country of production: Spain
Year of production: 2017
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Color: Digital color HDR 2K
Frame Rate: 25 f.p.s.
Length: 12’ 50’’
Sound: Stereo
Language: Arabic, Invented Language
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Catalan

AWARDS

– Special Jury Mention / 2017 Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
– Best Experimental Film in Venice / 2018 Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Italy
– Best Experimental Film at Siena / 2018 Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Italy
– Oltre le mura Award / 2018 Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Italy

FESTIVALS

2017 Festival de Málaga. Cine en Español, Spain
2017 LISFE Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands
2017 Athens ANIMFEST, Greece
2017 DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany
2017 Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
2017 BUSHO – Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary
2017 Encounters – Bristol Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom
2018 Interfilm Berlin – Int. Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
2017 Bideodromo, Spain
2017 ZINEBI – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Spain
2018 ANIMAC – International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia – Lleida, Spain
2017 Festival of Animated Film BANJALUKA, Bosnia Herzegovina
2019 CELLU L’ART Short Film Festival Jena, Germany
2018 Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom
2018 IBAFF – Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain
2018 Festival Ciné-Palestine Paris, France
2018 Chicago Palestine Film Festival, United States
2018 Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Cinema no Feminino, Portugal
2018 Animakom
, Spain

2018 Festival Les Instants Vidéo, France2018 Boston Palestine Film Festival, United States
2018 Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Italy
2018 FIAV – Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca, Morocco
2018 DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival, United States
2018 Arab Film Festival, United States
2018 CARTÓN – Festival Internacional De Cortos De Animación De Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
2018 Festival VideoBabel, Peru
2018 Palestine, Filmer C’est Exister, Switzerland
2018 CINETORO – Festival Internacional de Experimentación, Colombia
2018 Directed by women, Spain
2019 Houston Palestine Film Festival, United States
2019 Reel Palestine al Shariah, United Arab Emirates
2019 Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, Egypt
2018 Premios de Animación Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
2019 Festival du Film Palestinien Strasbourg, France
2019 Mostra de Cinema Árabe Feminino, Brazil
2019 MUMIA – Underground World Animation Festival, Brazil
2019 Doha Palestine Cinema Festival, Qatar
2020 Al Ard Doc Film Festival, Italy

ABOUT THE FILM

Memory of the land is a project I do with the Palestinian visual artist, Samira Badran. The project is born from Samira’s concern to animate some of his artistic works and explore the world of animation. Much of the artistic creation of Samira Badran, has as its main theme the complaint about the socio-political situation lived in the occupied territories of Palestine.

From the long conversations with her about her origins, about the different causes and historical consequences that have led to the Israel-Palestine conflict, I was able to extract Samira’s need to tell a story. At the same time as I was moving forward with the investigation about the theme and artistic work of Samira, the story was building itself. War, diaspora, cultural destruction, physical and psychological destruction of day-to-day… All these situations have a common denominator: the violence.

We feel the need and almost the duty to not mainchean or appropriate the subject dealt with and to universalize the message. It may be the story of anyone who has suffered some violent situation that occurs in a war between two countries. Conflict that endures in time without an end in sight. Where there are no victors or vanquished, where violence is part of everyday life and it only brings fragmentation, anguish, anxiety and ingrained conflicts to generations.

 

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