Showing posts with label Jackie Salloum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jackie Salloum. Show all posts

Monday, November 26, 2012

DAM Releases New Video Clip about 'Honor Killings'

Although the Palestinian Hip Hop group DAM has been criticized for releasing this song and video clip during such tumultuous times in Gaza (see this link), this blogger thinks that the group's new release is still definitely worth a look.

The video clip was directed by Jackie Salloum (Slingshot Hip Hop) and broaches the issue of 'honor killings' and violence against women. It has been supported by UN Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). DAM is joined in this recording by well known singer Amal Murkus and the clip, available in HD, also includes optional English subtitles.

Here is the clip followed by an English translation plus the credits:

DAM featuring AMAL MURKUS - If I Could Go Back In Time لو أرجع



http://youtu.be/UjnFbe7D9pY

**ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
Arabic script:  If I Could Go Back In Time (Suhel Nafar)

‏Before she was murdered, she wasn't alive
‏We'll tell her story backwards from her murder to her birth
‏Her body rises from the grave to the ground
‏The bullet flies out of her forehead and swallowed into the gun
‏The sound of her echo screams, she screams back
‏Tears rise up from her cheeks to her eyes
‏Behind the clouds of smoke, faces of her family appear
‏Without shame, her brother puts the gun in his pocket
‏Her father throws down the shovel and wipes the sweat off his forehead
‏He shakes his head, satisfied from the size of the grave
‏They drag her back to the car, her legs kicking
‏Like a sand storm, she's erasing her own tracks
‏They throw her in the trunk, she doesn't know where she is
‏But she knows that three left the house and only two will return
‏They reach the house; throw her to the bed in violence
‏"So you want run away huh?" they wake her with violence

‏Amal Murkus (Chorus)
‏If I could go back in time
‏I would smile
‏Fall in love
‏Sing
‏If I could go back in time
‏I would draw
‏Write
‏Sing

‏Mahmood Jrere:
‏She dreams before falling asleep
‏We'll tell her story backwards, maybe understand
‏The clock hands move right to left
‏She reconstructs her steps as if she were lost
‏She sleeps prepared, money for the taxi
‏Plane ticket and passport under her pillow
‏Answer: leave the clothes in the closet; she plans to wear a new life
‏Question: what if they ask what the suitcase is for?
‏She went to bed, leaves table
‏Eats well, she must act today
‏Her nose stops bleeding, that's what they see
‏But it's a fresh wound; before they will beat her she will beat them
‏Her mom says "your life is like heaven"
‏She's right, if you taste the forbidden you better know someone is watching
‏Two hours before dinner, the phone hangs up
‏Her mom is shocked "the flight is delayed"
‏Phone rings

‏ Amal Murkus (Chorus)

‏Tamer Nafar:
‏Before she answers, she isn't even asked
‏The story is like the logic in her life, all backwards
‏Her hands up in the sky, begging for help
‏Their hands up in the sky reciting the Fatiha (ceremony before marriage)
‏The calendar page moves one day back, the time is
‏Afternoon, the argument is over, her brother commands her
‏Blood flows from her lips to her nose
‏A sound of a fist, his hand jumps from her face
‏It's the first time in her life that she says "NO!"
‏Her mom announces happily "tomorrow you will marry your cousin"
‏If I look through the album of her life
‏I won't see a photo of her standing up for her rights
‏It's hard, the pages are stuck to my hand
‏Her past full of blood and tears
‏But we promise you, from her murder to her birth
‏Their expressions filled with anger as if someone announced a crime
‏"Congratulations, it's a girl"
‏The beginning.

Arabic script:  Freedom For My Sisters

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*CREDITS and ENGLISH TRANSLATION*

Lyrics written by DAM
Music produced & arranged by NABIL NAFAR
Mixed by SAQIB and NABIL NAFAR
Mastered by SAQIB

Directed by JACQUELINE REEM SALLOUM and SUHEL NAFAR
Produced by LAURA HAWA
Assistant Director ELI REZIK
Director of Photography ARI ISSLER
Editor ABDUL JABBAR MAKI
Composting and Visual Effects CONRAD OSTWALD
Colorist SETH RICART
Costume Designer and Stylist NADA NAFAR

Art Director BASHAR HASSUNEH

Production Manager JAMAL KHLAYLEH 

Makeup Artist VERED NIVO
Lighting Director ARI ISSLER

Steadicam Operator HAIM ASIAS

Focus Puller GEORGE DABAS

Key Grip MORDI BOAZ

Key Gaffer YANA MITNICK
Production Assistant MANAR YACOUB

Best Boy Gaffer REA'OT GING

Best Boy Grip FADI MATAR
Art Assistant PAULINE CARBONIER
V
Visual Effects Supervisor HASHEM ODEH
Sound Playback JAMIL NAFAR

Catering NADIA NAFAR and MONIRA GOHAR


Cast
Main Girl SAMAA WAKEEM
Brother DORAID LIDAWI
Mom KHAWLA DIBSI
Dad BAHJAT YOUNIS

Chorus scene
YARA ZRIEK
ISIS AZAM
NERIAN KEYWAN

Fateha Readers
BAHA KADURA
ABEDALLAH NAHFAWI
RAMI YOUNIS
SAMI AWADI
WAEL ABU SHAREKH
ABED SHAHADA
MUHAMAD HADDAD

Young girls
ASIL KADURA
CILIN AWADI

Special Thanks
UN WOMEN
JULIEN VAISSIER
FAIEZ NAFAR
MARKO MATKOVIC
MARTIN BJERREGAARD
AdTomic 

WALEED ZAITER
SALIM SHEHADEH
SALMA SAMARA
AHMAD KANAAN
AYED FADEL

NINA ZIDAN
ABED HATHOT
BAHAA RASHED

ADI KHALEFA
ADI KRAYEM
ELYAN BASEL
MANAL BASEL
RASSLAN BASEL
ABEER AWADI
RASHA KADURA
CINDY THAI THIEN NGHIA

www.DAMRAP.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

'Slingshot Hip Hop' Documentary Screens at Stanford University

(PALESTINE/U.S. | 2008 | 83′ min | DigiBeta, Betasp or HDCAM | Color | Arabic, English & Hebrew | Subtitles available in English, Arabic, French)

The documentary Slingshot Hip Hop screened at Stanford University on April 7, 2011 as part of part of the "Global Hip Hop Cultures" series that is organized by Professor H. Samy Alim through Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA).  The documentary braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.

In attendance was the film's Director Jackie Salloum who participated in an extensive Q&A session following the screening of her movie and answered dozens of questions by Stanford students and others (see exclusive video clips and photos below). She also autographed DVD copies of her film and offered for sale the soundtrack from the film--as well as CDs by Palestinian Hip Hop artists DAM and Abeer, both of whom who are featured in the movie (those items are all available for sale on the movie's web site at http://www.slingshothiphop.com).  Salloum is a New York based artist and filmmaker. Drawing on her Palestinian and Syrian roots, her pop-infused work focuses on challenging the stereotypes of Arabs in the media. She has directed several shorts exploring this issue, including Planet of the Arabs, which was an official selection in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. After receiving her MFA from New York University, Salloum began directing her first feature length documentary Slingshot Hip Hop. Five years in the making it made it’s premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival-Documentary Competition. Salloum’s work is also the basis of a youth education program on Palestine, and she frequently speaks at universities and conferences internationally.  Please scroll down to see exclusive video clips from her Q &A session with Stanford students who attended her film's screening on April 11, 2011.

Here is the trailer for the movie followed by a list of awards taht the film has received.   Please scroll down below the list of awards to see exclusive video clips from Director Jackie Salloum's Q &A session with Stanford students who attended her film's screening on April 11, 2011.


SLINGSHOT HIP HOP recently won:

“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
“Silver Hanoman Prize” JAFF film festival, Indonesia
“Best Mediterranean Film” Granada Festival Cine del Sur, Spain
“Audience Award: Best Documentary” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Most Anticipated Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Best Director” Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights Film Festival/Washington DCInternational Film Festival
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA- “DOC U” Competition
Nominated for the Sundance Film Festival 2008 – “Documentary Competition”

OTHER AWARDS:

“Documentary Competition” Sundance Film Festival 2008
“Audience Award: Best Documentary“ Films de Femmes, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ DOX BOX Film Festival, Syria
“Best Director” Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Beirut International Film festival, Lebanon
“Jury Prize” Festival Cinéma et Politique de Tours, Paris, France
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Arabian Sights/Washington DC International Film Festival
“Silver Hanoman Prize” JAFF film festival, Indonesia
“Best Mediterranean Film” Granada Festival Cine del Sur, Spain
“Audience Award: Best Documentary” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Most Anticipated Film” Cairo Refugee Film Festival, Egypt
“Audience Award: Best Film“ Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
“The Festival des Libertés Award” Festival des Libertés festival in Brussels, Belgium
“Aloha Accolade Winner” Honolulu Film Festival, Hawaii
Top 3 Finalist for the IDFA- “DOC U” Competition

Here are 3 exclusive video clips from Director Jackie Salloum's Q & A session at Stanford University on April 11, 2011. 




PICTURES FROM FROM SCREENING AT STANFORD:

The film's Director Jackie Salloum at Stanford

Director Sackie Salloum with Professor H. Samy Alim

Q & A Session with Stanford students

Salloum talks about her documentary




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