Samira Badran | Memory of the Land short film animation
Memory of the Land is a Samira Badran's short film animation. It is a reflection of the human condition under the yoke of occupation. Palestinian collective memory and identity as resilience.
Samira Badran, arab visual artist, palestinian visual artist, arab women artist, arab animation, arab short film director, palestinian painter, film making, drawing, etching, middle east contemporary art, contemporary arab women artist, female Arab artists, art of the Palestinian diaspora, Palestinian artists in Europe, arab women artists now, artists of MENA region, collective memory art, animation film director, arab contemporary art books, exhibition catalogues, painting books, palestinian art publications.
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Memory of the Land

Film Animation

Memory of the Land, is a reflection of the human condition under the yoke of different forms of violence, collective memory and identity as forms of resilience.

Palestine. A body is trapped at a checkpoint; an essential mechanism of the Israeli occupation. The body is pierced by structural and physical violence, which is aggressive and arbitrary and prevents and attacks its free movement and existence.


Memory of the Land- palestinian short film animation

Director: Samira Badran

Original idea: Samira Badran
Screenplay: Samira Badran & Oriol Martin Gual
Production company: Samira Badran & Jaume Serra Torrello
Producer: Samira Badran & Jaume Serra Torrello
Cinematography: Oriol Martin Gual
Edition & post production: Oriol Martin Gual
3D Animation: Alex Guitart -Pol Cayuela Rull
Sound: Lucas Ariel Vallejos
Artistic direction: Samira Badran

Runtime: 12:50
Format: Digital
Dialogues: Arabic, Invented Language
Country: Spain
Year: 2017


2017 | Huesca International Film Festival, Spain. – Special Jury Mention.

2017 | ZINEBI – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Spain.

2017 | Festival de Málaga. Cine en Español, Spain.

2017 |  LISFE Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands.

2017 |  DOK Leipzig – International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany.

2017 | Encounters – Bristol Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom.

2017 | Bideodromo, Spain.

2017 | Festival of Animated Film BANJALUKA. Bosnia Herzegovina.

2017 | BUSHO – Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary.

2017 | Athens ANIMFEST. Greece.

2018 | ANIMAC – International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, Lleida, Spain.

2018 | IBAFF – Festival Internacional de Cine, Spain.

2018 | Chicago Palestine Film Festival, United States.

2018 | Glasgow Short Film Festival, United Kingdom.

2018 | Festival Ciné-Palestine, Paris, France.

2018 |  Animakom, Spain.

2018 | Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Italy.

2018 | FIAV – Festival International d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca, Morocco.

2018 | Toronto Palestine film festival, Canada
2018 | Cartón- Festival Internacional De Cortos De animación de Buenos Aires,  Argentina
2018 | Boston Palestine film festival, USA
2018 | Olhares do Mediterraneo- Cinema no Feminino, Portugal
2018 | DC Palestinian film and Arts festival, USA