Khaled Jarrar and Rehab Nazzal screening – February 2, 2024 – Tkaronto (Toronto)
Photograph of people sitting in an audience facing a large monitor with a filmmaker on screen with dark hair and glasses

wave~form~projects + re:assemblage collective presented
The Infiltrators + A Night At Home
First screening : Friday 02 February 2024
7 PM (doors at 630 PM)
Free entry

Venue: Bachir / Yerex Presentation Space
401 Richmond Street West, 4th floor
Intersection: Spadina/Richmond | TTC: Osgoode

First in a series of film screenings affirming Palestinian people’s sumud ( صمود ṣumūd) meaning “steadfastness” — a Palestinian cultural value, ideological theme and political strategy) and resilience, with an opportunity for discussions on the impacts of the ongoing genocide in Gaza and continuous repression across historic Palestine. Our two collectives are coming together to co-present screenings of current and historical films under the banner ‘from the river to the sea’, in line with other interconnected global initiatives centering Palestinian voices in cinema. The series foregrounds political education through film, concurrent with a call to support BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) for individuals and institutions across Turtle Island.

This event welcomed over 100 people in two adjacent screening rooms to watch the two films as well as a prerecorded discussion with artist Rehab Nazzal from that morning who shared information about situations in Bethlehem and the West Bank.

Director: Khaled Jarrar (2012, Palestine/UAE/Lebanon, 70 minutes, Arabic with English subtitles, documentary, colour, sound)
‘Infiltrator’ is the Israeli term used to describe Arabs who “unlawfully” enter Israel. Palestinian visual artist, Khaled Jarrar uses a handheld camera to intimately capture heart-pounding and heartbreaking footage of these “infiltrators” for this award-winning documentary. The film takes viewers on the dangerous daily voyages by Palestinians who risk injury, capture or death in order to access employment, medical care, places of worship or family on the other side of the wall. Jarrar foregoes commentaries and narration in the film, allowing instead the montage of harrowing scenes of Palestinians going over, under and through the wall to expose the inhumanity and absurdity of this illegal barrier, and reveal the perseverance of those who surmount it.

Director: Rehab Nazzal (2009, Palestine/Canada, 4 minutes, Arabic and English with English subtitles, documentary, colour, sound)
“A Night at Home was shot in Palestine in 2006 during a night invasion to my hometown near Jenin by the Israeli occupation forces. My mom, my son and I woke up to the sound of shooting. In the dark, trapped in our beds, we listened…this video presents glimpses of the violence civilians have to endure under military power.” – R.N.


Access information
Building and venue are wheelchair accessible. Ramp at the front entrance on Richmond (one way street going west) just east of Spadina Avenue, next to Mamma’s PIzza. Gender neutral washrooms on every floor including close to the screening room.

Presented in solidarity with allied project
‘from the river to the sea’ film initiative

Co-presented with
Rendezvous With Madness (@workmanartsto)

Special thanks
Vtape (@vtapevideoart)

Questions / more information / contact info
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Instagram @reassemblagecollective

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