SEA OF STORIES: VOYAGES OF THE PALESTINIAN ARCHIVES

AHMAD BARCLAY & HANA SLEIMAN

11 October 2016, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The story of the archives of the Palestinian national movement reveals a narrative of exile and fragmentation that reflects the Palestinian experience itself. Building on archival and ethnographic research, this project reconstructs the journeys of these archives across the Mediterranean, connecting locations including Beirut, Haifa, Algeria, Cyprus, and Italy. The project explores how much of these archives have been lost, why the remaining fragments are yet to be repatriated, and the ramifications of an archival absence on Palestinian narratives of past, present, and future.



Curators

Ahmad Barclay & Hana Sleiman

Creative Production
The Council for Visual Affairs

Production made possible with the support of

Culture Resource’s Production Awards Program, Taawon (Welfare Association), Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture

Research Team
Joanne Boustany, Manal Rifaie, Nael Halabi, Issam Rifaie


Archival Material

American University of Beirut Libraries, Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico, Dar Al Musawwir, Institute for Palestine Studies Library, Palestine Poster Project Archives, Monica Maurer (personal archive), Kais Al-Zubaidi (personal archive), William J. Clinton Presidential Library, Wafa Palestinian News & Info Agency Archive

Special Thanks

Amira Elmasry, Anthony Baladi, Annemarie Jacir, Dahna Abourahme, Jaber Suleiman, Kaoukab Chebaro, Khalid Farraj, Kristine Khouri, Kais Al-Zubaidi, Ramzi Haddad, Majd Al-Shihabi, Mansour Aziz, Mahammad F Kalfat, Mohanad Yaqubi, Monica Maurer, Muzna Al-Masri, Sara Bittar, Yazan Kopty

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