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Palestinian Israeli Conflict Through Cinema (SAME 199, JS199, CWL199): Course Tasks (Week by Week)

This is a guide to Sayed Kashua's course "Palestinian Israeli Conflict Through Cinema (SAME 199)"

Week 1 - Introduction to class and a Brief History of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Readings:

Bar-Tal, Daniel, and Gavriel Salomon. "Israeli-Jewish narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Evolvement, contents, functions and consequences." Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History's Double Helix (2006): 19-46.

Jawad, Abdel. Saleh. “The Arab and the Palestinian Narratives of the 1948 War.”." Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History’s Double Helix (2006): 72-114.

Movies:

1. 1913 Seeds of Conflict, Loterman Ben, DVD DS119.7 .N56 2015
2. Al-Nakba: The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948. E Movie

Week 2 - National movies

Readings:
 
Gertz, Nurith, and George Khleifi. "Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory” (2008): 1-53.

Shohat, Ella. “Israeli Cinema: East West and the Politics of Representation” (2010): 1-51.

Week 3 - National movies Post 1948

Readings:

Shohat, Ella. “Israeli Cinema: East West and the Politics of Representation” (2010): 53-104.

Movies:
1. This is The Land (Zot Hi Haaretz) YouTube
2. Hill 24 does not answer. VIDREC PN1997 .H495 1987
3. They Were Ten. VIDREC DS125 .T54 1987

Week 4 - Cinema of the revolution

Readings:

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction Of Modern National Consciousness. New York : Columbia University Press, (1997): 9-34.

Gertz, Nurith, and George Khleifi. “From Bleeding Memories To Fertile Memories” in Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory (2008):59-73.

Movies:

1. They Don't Exist (Lays lahum wujud). Mustafa Abu Ali (1974) YouTube

2. Because Roots Don't Die (Laan aljuthoor la tamoot). Nabiha Lutfi (1977) YouTube

3. Kings and Extras

Week 5 - Post 1967 movies

To be announced

Week 6 - The real land; The Cinema of Michel Khleifi

Readings:

Gertz, Nurith, and George Khleifi. "Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory (2008): 74-100.

Movies:

1. Fertile Memories. DVD PN1995.9.A66 F478 2004

2. Wedding in Galilee. DVD PN1997 .W4334 2004

Weeks 7+8 - The Palestinian in Israeli Cinema post Lebanon War 1982

Readings:

Shohat, Ella. “Israeli Cinema: East West and the Politics of Representation” (2010):215-247.

Movies:

1.Avanti Popolo

2. Beyond the walls. VIDREC PN1997 .B490 1986

3. Cup Final.

Weeks 9+10 - Intifada and Oslo agreements

Readings:

Gertz Nurith and Khleifi George. “Palestinian Roadblock Movies

Bresheeth, Haim. "Telling the Stories of Heim and Heimat, Home and Exile: Recent Palestinian Films and the Iconic Parable of the Invisible Palestine." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 1.1 (2002): 24-39.

Gertz, Nurith, and George Khleifi. "Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma and Memory (2008): 171-189.

Movies:

1. Rana’s Wedding (Jerusalem in another day). VD PN1995.9.M3 R35 2007

2. The Wanted 18. E movie

3. Chronical of Disappearance. DVD PN1995.9.A66 C476 2005

4. Divine Intervention. DVD PN1997.2 .Y336655 2005

Weeks 11+12 - Post 2nd Intifada movies

Readings:

Naaman, Dorit. "A Rave against the Occupation?: Speaking for the Self and Excluding the Other in Contemporary Israeli Political Cinema." Israeli Cinema. Ed. Miri Talmon and Yaron Peleg. U of Texas, 2011. 257-75.

Stein, Rebecca L. "EXPLOSIVE Scenes from Israel's Gay Occupation." GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 16.4 (2010): 517-536.

Yaqub, Nadia. "Paradise Now: Narrating a Failed Politics" Film in the Middle East and North Africa: Creative Dissidence (2011): 219-227.

Movies:

  1. The Bubble. DVD PN1997.2 .B833 2007
  2. Paradise Now. DVD PN1997.2 .P372335 2006

Week 13+14

Readings:

Gertz, Nurit, and Yael Munk. "Israeli Cinema Engaging the Conflict." Film in the Middle East and North Africa (2011): 154-65.

Benziman, Yuval. "" Mom, I'm Home": Israeli Lebanon-War Films as Inadvertent Preservers of the National Narrative." Israel Studies 18.3 (2013): 112-132.

Movies:

1. Waltz with Bashir. DVD PN1997.2 .W35899 2009

2. A World not ours. DVD HV640.4.L4 W67 2013

3. The Time that Remains. DVD PN1995.9.A68 T564 2012

Week 15

Readings:

Nashef, Hania A.M. "Demythologizing The Palestinian In Hany Abu-Assad’S Omar And Paradise Now." Transnational Cinemas 7.1 (2016): 82-95.

Movies:

1. Bethlehem.  DVD PN1995.9.S68 B484 2014

2. Omar. DVD PN1997.2 .O437 2014