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A Scent of Paradise 1982


In an hour-long report for the French television, the Syrian film director Omar Amiralay showed in his film, The Smell of Paradise (1982), the situation in which Palestinians lived in 1982, including the invasion and siege of Beirut, the exit of the Palestine Liberation Organization from Beirut, as well as the Sabra and Shatila massacre, committed there. It shows Palestinian families in the camps as well as Lebanese citizens and politicians giving their testimonies to these events. The film ends with Yasser Arafat talking about the Palestinian resistance, from which the title of the report (which takes a form similar to that of a documentary), was taken.

French with Arabic subtitles
Contains violent scenes +18

Screening Dates

Ramallah, Khalil Al Sakakini Cultural Center, Wednesday 02.11 17:00