A Day in Palestine (2007)
Origin: Canada | Documentary | Director: Mary Ellen Davis | 5 minutes
A Day in Palestine
A collective work
Mary Ellen Davis camera, field recording
José Garcia-Lozano editing, extra camera
Will Eizlini soundtrack, extra sound
dvd, Canada 2007, 5 min. 30, no dialogues
Scenes of everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories, with a dream-like feeling reminiscent of home-movies of the 60s. But instead of a day at the beach or in the backyard: a wall, an olive tree, a bulldozer, soldiers harassing grandmothers.
Mary Ellen Davis : experienced filmmaker who has made several unusual documentaries (The Devil's Dream 1992, Tierra Madre 1996, Haunted Land 2002, Territories 2007, Los Musicos 2007). Part-time teacher at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. Program advisor for the film and video program of the First Peoples' Festival Présence autochtone.
José Garcia-Lozano : has directed short Super 8 films (Escondeme Futuro, Paloma); cameraman, sound recordist, editor of independent projects; multi-projection set-ups for music events; program advisor and coordinator for the film and video program of the First Peoples' Festival Présence autochtone.
Will Eizlini : musician (percussion, electronic, trumpet); involved in the Shalabi Effect (among other CDs: “Unfortunately” 2005); web site expert.
filmed in Super 8 Kodachrome in Occupied Palestine
locations: Jayyus, Abu Dis, Beit Duqqu
on line editing: Mariano Franco
sound post-prod.: Bruno Bélanger
with the support of PRIM