Wednesday, October 26 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alfond Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue
Q&A with director follows screening.
“Fureidis (‘Paradise’ in Arabic), a small fishing village next door to Tantura, near Haifa, is one of the few Arab villages Israel did not destroy in 1948. Paradise Lost chronicles Mara’aneh’s semi-autobiographical quest to reconstruct, over stiff social opposition from family and elders, the lost history of the village where she grew up, especially why it was spared. Her quest for understanding her own identity–as a Palestinian, as a woman, and as a resident of the Arab village of Paradise (lost) within the Jewish state, takes the filmmaker much farther afield than she plans.”