TERRACE OF THE SEA

TERRACE OF THE SEA

    Price: $350.00

    Code: 2483
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Diana Allan
    2009, 52 minutes
    Purchase: $350 | Classroom rental: $125

    Filmed in an unofficial Palestinian Bedouin camp established in 1948 on a stretch of beach north of Tyre, in South Lebanon, Terrace of the Sea uses a collection of family photographs taken over three generations as a prism through which to reflect on memory, loss and history.

    An anthropologist, author (her most recent book is "Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile") and filmmaker, Diana Allan documents the experiences of the Ibrahim family, who have been making a living as fishermen for generations. The film looks at their relationship to work and to the physical environment and how they've persevered in this ‘temporary' home.

    Produced at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, Terrace of the Sea is a haunting work, a meditation on the process of memory and on the distances between photography and film, land and sea and - between seeing and being seen.

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    Reviews

    "A lovely, evocative study of the memories of Palestinian refugees/settlers on the Lebanese coast....a sensory experience and a glimpse into the lives of people who straddle the real world and the world of memory.... Suitable for high school and college courses in cultural anthropology, anthropology of memory, anthropological film, and Middle Eastern/Palestinian studies, as well as for general audiences." — Anthropology Review Database

    "A masterful film in every sense, Terrace by the Sea, must be experienced." — Al Jadid

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