Synopsis

Beyond the frontlines, takes us on a journey both within our own minds and on the roads of Palestine, led by Palestinian psychiatrist and writer Dr. Samah Jabr. An heiress to anticolonial psychiatrist Dr. Frantz Fanon, she exposes the psychological strategies of the Israeli occupation and their consequences, and the ways in which Palestinians have learned to cope. In this multi-voiced movie, interviews and columns are intertwined together with poetic escapes suggesting the invisible dimension of Palestinian streets and landscapes. From this fragmented Palestine, women and men holding multiple identities…

Specs

Director and screenwriter Alexandra Dols Production assistant Selma Zghidi Image 16/9 D.O.P. Alexandra Dols Sound Charlotte Floersheim and Belanaïc Roubin Interpreter : Ady Seddik Original music Baraka Editing Delphine Piau, Véronique Rosa With accompaniment of Hybrid Pulse Association and support of Hervé Latapie –Le gueuloir Production and James Simon A film produced thanks to the support of civil society mobilized by crowfunding and solidarity groups with Palestine (AFPS, Friends of Jayyous, Women in Struggle 93, Friends of Al Rowwad) Support of projection: DCP and DVD Duration 113 min V.O Arabic,…

Director

Alexandra Dols is an author, director and producer. She cofounded Hybrid Pulse and within it, coproduced and directed several short and two feature documentaries, MOUDJAHIDATE (2008, 75’) and BEYOND THE FRONTLINES (2017, 113’). A contributor to French website Le cinéma est politique [Movies are politics], she has also been teaching visual literacy in a self-defense perspective in working-class neighborhoods since 2009. Issues of power and image are a core component of her transdisciplinary work. In 2017, she co-published Dr. Samah Jabr’s first book, with French publishing house PMN Editions.  …

Festivals

Awards 2017: “Days of Cinema” (Palestine) Sunbird Award for Best Documentary Film 2017: Douarnenez Film Festival (France) Official selection 2017: Stockholm Independent Film Festival (Sweden) Official selection 2017: French Institute in Tunis (Tunisia) Carte blanche to writer Youssef Seddik 2017: Middle East Studies Association FilmFest (Washington, USA) Private screening for MESA members 2017: “Palestine en Vue” (France) Official selection 2017: “Panorama des cinémas du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient”(France) Official selection