Beyond the Frontlines Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine

Derrière les fronts : résistances et résiliences en Palestine

SOAS University Palestine UK Mental Health Network London 2017

Sunbird Documentary Award Palestine 2017

Days of Cinema FF - FilmLab Palestine 2017 – Best Documentary

Through the work of Dr Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and writer at the An-Najah University in Nablus Palestine we view the appalling conditions suffered by the inhabitants of Palestine from an analysis of constant containment, uncertainty and violence. Dr Jabr is an impressive mental health advocate and when she is on screen her measured and empathetic tones are hypnotic. The French director Alexandra Dols has worked with Dr Jabr over many years and has published some of her books. Meticulously filmed, Dols is a documentary filmmaker of astounding skill and the film presents a picture of a living Hell for a population under violent occupation. British filmmaker, Ken Loach (director of Cannes Grand Prix winners When the Wind Shakes the Barley and I Daniel Blake) has come out strongly in support of the film. He says “Dr Samah Jabr is a wise and thoughtful woman. Alexandra Dols’ film shares her insights with us, generous, humane and deeply disturbing. Please see this film!”

International Feature
Cape Town
Sun 9 June / 2pm
Sat 15 June / 4pm
Fri 7 June / 7pm
Mon 10 June / 9pm
Original Title:
Derrière les fronts : résistances et résiliences en Palestine
Alexandra Dols
France, Palestine
114 minutes
English, Arabic, French