Award-winning documentary screens as part of SA film fest


The Village Under The Forest, winner of the Audience Award at the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, will screen in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in September as part of the Tri Continental Human Rights Film Festival’s Arab Season selection.

Unfolding as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora, The Village Under The Forest explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully cultivated forest plantation called South Africa Forest.

Using the forest and the village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to the erasure and persistence of memory and dares to imagine a future in which dignity, acknowledgement and co-habitation become shared possibilities in Israel/Palestine.

Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J Kaplan, The Village Under The Forest is written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum.

The Village Under The Forest screens at the following venues and times:

Johannesburg: Tuesday 17 September at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall at 20h15.
Pretoria: Sunday 22 September at Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn Mall at 18:00.
Cape Town: Sunday 29 September at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront at 19h45.

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