Kings & Extras: Digging for a Palestinian Image

Palestinian director Azza El Hassan embarks on an intriguing, moving and sometimes humorous road-trip on the trail of a lost archive of films made by the PLO Media Unit, which went missing during the Israeli invasion of Beirut in 1982. The film stock documents 25 years of Palestinian history – often denied or ignored – including the moment of civilian expulsion that occurred during the Six Day War of 1967 and the PLO’s activity in Lebanon up until 1982.

She travels through Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, following the contradictory and often confusing clues as to the archive’s whereabouts, all the while prompting a deeper reflection on Middle East politics, Arab life, and the question of what a Palestinian identity means today.


Event: Screening

Director: Azza El Hassan

Year: 2004

Country: Palestine, Germany

Date: Friday 30 November

Time: 5.30pm

Location: Gold Room, Scottish Youth Theatre