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Fierté Nationale: De Jéricho vers Gaza

Sven Augustijnen

video, color, 16:9, Arabic & French spoken, BE, 2024, 93’

What started as an inquiry into the Belgian arms used in different revolutionary movements, eventually turned into a portrait of what has become of the Revolutionary impulse itself. In the first part, focused on the Palestinian liberation struggle, we follow the protagonist, Hassan Al Balawi, a Palestinian diplomat in Brussels, as he returns to his homeland on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, the historical leader of the PLO. Filmed in 2019, Balawi’s journey from Jericho to Gaza draws a subjective image of the situation that led to the tragic events that began on October 7 2023.

Concept and image Sven Augustijnen
With Hassan Al Balawi, Général Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, Lieutenant Ayat Housheiya, Hassan Saleh, Mahmoud al-Aloul, Mahmoud Abbas, Lina, Zeina, Khaled Yasser Arafat et Zubayda Zankari, Aisha Bargouthi-Saifi, Yaël Dayan, Jannat Nasser, Zahira Omar Saadine
Production assistants Fairuz Ghammam and Boris Belay
Editing Mathieu Haessler
Sound recording Benoît Bruwier and Sacha Hackier
Sound mix Frédéric Furnelle – A Sound studio
Grading by Cobalt
Produced by Auguste Orts, co-produced by Projections, Cobra Films
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie–Bruxelles, S.M.A.K., Friends of Auguste Orts Fund, Image/mouvement du Centre national des arts plastiques, la République et canton de Genève, collectif dimanche des curatrices Bénédicte le Pimpec et Isaline Vuille, Mophradat, WIP Wallonie Image Production, deAuteurs, Jan Mot
The project was presented at CineMart 2014 in Rotterdam, On & For Production 2014 in Brussels and VdR-Pitching 2019 at Visions du Réel, Nyon

Fierté Nationale: De Jéricho vers Gaza has been on display at the following locations:

Cinema Panora Malmö, (SE) Wednesday, Apr 3 2024