letter to a friend

letter to a friend (Emily Jacir, 2019)

letter to a friend

Conceptual artist Emily Jacir creates films and installations that focus on the oppression of the Palestinian people. Her solo exhibitions have been shown from Ramallah to London to New York.

In letter to a friend, she asks an Israeli architect to launch an investigation into a disaster yet to happen. Connecting images, textures, and sounds from more than a century of history, Jacir unravels layers of this ancient city and the constant threat it lives under. In the intimate film, simultaneously a video essay and a diary, Jacir pleads to register  her childhood home and neighbourhood, “before a crime is inevitably committed.”

The film is preceded by Herman Asselberghs’ For Now.

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