Going for a ride?
Documenting the Art Installation “Going for a Ride?” made by the Palestinian Artist Vera Tamari.
The installation is a statement on the aggressive and deliberate crushing of hundreds of privately-owned cars by Israeli tanks in Ramallah and El-Bireh during the military incursions in the two towns in 2002. It focuses on crushed cars because of the powerful meaning cars usually carry: freedom, the open road, travel and movement. In the film, the cars are brought to life again by searching into the memories of those who rode them.
Produced by: Nahed Awwad
Nationality of the Film: Palestine
Length: 15 Minutes
Language: Arabic (with English Subtitle)
Screenings and Award: “Silver Deer” award at Ramallah International Film Festival, 2004.
The 5th Arts Against the Occupation – Japan, 2004.
Kerry Film Festival, Irland, 2005.
Boston Palestine Film Festival, 2007.
Amal Film Festival – Spain, 2007.
Tampere Film Festival – Finland, 2008.
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