Co-Presentation with TPFF

September 21, 2020

Images Festival is excited to co-present letter to a friend by Emily Jacir and In Vitro by Larissa Sansour & Soren Lind with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival happening online between September 23-29, 2020. Audiences around the world can enjoy film screenings, music performances, a visual art showcase, panels, exclusive merchandise and more!.   





In letter to a friend, the artist asks a close friend to start an investigation before an inevitable act occurs. Interlacing images, textures, movements and sounds from over a century, she recounts the details of her home and street in Bethlehem - a place marked by movement, migration, survival, and war.


In Vitro is set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster. An abandoned nuclear reactor under the biblical town of Bethlehem has been converted into an enormous orchard. Using heirloom seeds collected in the final days before the apocalypse, a group of scientists are preparing to replant the soil above. In the hospital wing of the underground compound, the orchard’s ailing founder, 70-year-old Dunia is lying in her deathbed, as 30-year-old Alia comes to visit her. Alia is born underground as part of a comprehensive cloning program and has never seen the town she’s destined to rebuild.


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Image: Emily Jacir, letter to a friend, 2019.