Programme 2

Spaces of Exception will have its world premiere at Sharjah Film Platform on Saturday, 19 January. The filmmakers will discuss their film after the premiere.

Spaces of Exception (2018)
Directors: Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny
United States of America, Lebanon and Palestine
Documentary | 90 min
Arabic and English with English subtitles

Profiling the American Indian reservation alongside the Palestinian refugee camp, Spaces of Exception was filmed from 2014 to 2017 in Arizona, New Mexico, New York and South Dakota as well as Lebanon and the West Bank. It is an attempt to understand the significance of the land—its memory and divisions—and the conditions for life, community and sovereignty.