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RAMALLAH

Flavie PINATEL

mondial premiere


France, 2013, Colour, HD, 25’

Ramallah, administrative capital of the Palestinian territories. Media-aided clichés abound. Flavie Pinatel takes up the counterpoint to shoot an everyday portrait without drama. She unveils a city and its contradictions: the humour of the inhabitants, traditional crafts that rub shoulders with an intense nightlife when the youth go out and have fun. In this city in a permanent state of activity, a trace remains of its recent past as a pastoral village. It is a 21st century city pulled between two worlds.


Nicolas Féodoroff

 

Original version : Arabic and french. Image : Flavie Pinatel. Sound : Maruisz Grygielewicz. Editing : Flavie Pinatel. Production : Films de Force Majeure.

 

Ramallah, administrative capital of the Palestinian territories. Media-aided
clichés abound. Flavie Pinatel takes up the counterpoint to shoot an
everyday portrait without drama. She unveils a city and its contradictions:
the humour of the inhabitants, traditional crafts that rub shoulders with an
intense nightlife when the youth go out and have fun. In this city in a permanent
state of activity, a trace remains of its recent past as a pastoral village.
It is a 21st century city pulled between two worlds.
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