Write down, I am an Arab (2014)

Origin: Unknown | Documentary | Director: Mara'ana Menuhin, Ibtisam | 73 minutes

Write Down, I am an Arab

Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin. Docu Israel/Palestine. 2014 Eng. ondertiteld. 73
min.

Biographic documentary film about the national Palestinian poet Mahmoud
Darwish. The movie covers Mahmoud Darwish's love letters to his Jewish
girlfriend from past, Tamar Ben-Ami, his marriage with Rana Kabbani, his
first wife and his part in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The movie
contains interviews with Ahmad Darwish (Mahmoud's brother) and with his
fellow poets and writers as well as with Samih al-Qasim, who was Mahmoud
Darwish friend.

Film about the national Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The movie covers
Mahmoud Darwish's love letters to his Jewish girlfriend from past, Tamar
Ben-Ami, his marriage with Rana Kabbani, his first wife and his part in the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The movie contains interviews with Ahmad
Darwish (Mahmoud's brother) and with his fellow poets and writers as well
as with Samih al-Qasim, who was Mahmoud Darwish friend.

The love letters between Mahmoud Darwish and 'Rita' intrigued Israeli-Arab
filmmaker Ibtisam Mara'ana Menuhin for her own, very personal reasons. When
she decided to make a film about the Palestinian national poet it wasn't
because she had developed a new love for his poetry - it was because he had
been in love with a Jew. A personal and social portrait of the poet and
national myth, Mahmoud Darwish. Through his poetry, secret love letters,
and exclusive archival materials, we unearth the story behind the man who
became the mouthpiece of the Palestinian people. "Write Down, I am an arab"
is the seventh film of the awards winning director Ibtisam Mara'ana-
Menuhin.

Over Mahmud Darwish. Steekwoorden: Israel '1948. po√ęzie. verbanning.
liefde.


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