Like Twenty Impossibles

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Year: 2003
Time: 17 minutes
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In a landscape now interrupted by military checkpoints, a group of Palestinian
artists navigate both emotional and political boundaries as they attempt to reach Jerusalem.
In a shared taxi, conversations between a group of artists working on a project meander from politics to love as landscapes of unspoiled hills and crowded military checkpoints pass outside the windows. But when they decide to avert a closed checkpoint by taking an unused side road, the landscape unravels, and the passengers are slowly taken apart by the mundane brutality of military occupation.
“Like Twenty Impossibles” is both a visual poem and a narrative, marking the emotional and material aspects of being a Palestinian living under occupation.
Film Screenings:
New York Film Festival
October 3 – October 19
Screening Dates:(playing with “Elephant” by Gus Van Sant)
Friday, October 10, 9:15 pm
Saturday, October 11, 12:30 pm

São Paulo International Short Film Festival
August 30- Septmeber 15 – UNIBANCO
September 6-16- MIS


Chicago International Film Festival
October 2-16

Arab Film Festival in San Francisco
September 25-October 5
Palm Springs International Festival of Film Shorts
September 16-22
Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Egypt
September 27-October 2

Independent Film Project/New York
Sept 21 – 26
Angelika Film Center, New York City
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
September 14-20
Tel. +30 521 0 47575
Arabian Sights Film Series, Washington, DC
Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10
Co-Sponsored by ADC
NYU International Student Film Festival
October 27-November 1

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