HAI MISH EISHI / This is not Living
Palestina – 2001 – DVD – color – 42’
Direction: Alia Arasougly
Cinematography: Magdi Banuora
Editing: Tareq Eid
Sound: Iyyad Asi
Music: Said Murad
Producer: Alia Arasougly
In order to explore the themes of peace and war, with great courage and risking her live, the filmmaker interviewed some Palestinian women, ordinary women, who live in an extraordinary time. These are portraits of eight women who seek to live in spite of the war. They tell of how they perceive themselves in the midst of war and the war itself. They talk about how they try to face fear and death, by giving their lives shapes and content. And this in spite of the fact that at any times a missile could strike their houses. In this dramatic situation they feel they are losing their own identity, their sense of direction, the desire of living, in a dismembered homeland with decimated families.
THE DIRECTOR: ALIA ARASOUGLY
Alia Arasougly is a sociologist of culture, a film theorist, a producer and a director. She has worked as a Media Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Palestine.
Hai Mish Eishi (This is not living) was presented in its world premiere at the International Women’s Film Festival in Turin. Currently she is the director of the Shashat Women’s Film Festival in Palestine.
2001 International Women’s FF, Turin