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How They Hate Us... (2016, 26')In How They Hate Us (2016, 26’) Mohammad Bakri reads Kafka’s short story, Jackals and Arabs written in 1917. The film was made in response to the decision by the Israeli courts that Franz Kafka’s manuscripts had been left to the Israeli National Library and the claim that his work naturally belonged to the state of Israel. The film uses the long take as a reflexive and political aesthetic: the long take exposes and ‘deterritorialises’ the interior of cinematic language, and at its best, or maybe at its longest, the long take works through “a continuum of reversible intensities” (1975, Deleuze and Guattari), and as a form of ‘demontage’ or ‘remontage’.
One or the OtherOne Or The Other is an exploration of the paradoxical relationship between the homeland and the creation of a nation state in Israel. The film argues that the long distance nationalism of Western diasporic communities has had more influence than responsibility and the creation of the Palestinian Other is a product of the blindness of nationalism. Combining home movies and images of contemporary Israel, it simultaneously presents different historical periods; time and place being central to the theme of home and the homelands.