Salata Baladi


Film viewing and conversation with Nadia Kamel and Mark Taylor

Wednesday 4. March 2015, 21:00 until 22:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

Salata Baladi (Mixed Salad) is the name of Nadia Kamel’s 2008 documentary, which portrays the complicated ethnic and religious heritage of the director’s own family. Nadia sets out on a journey, together with her ten-year-old Egyptian-Palestinian nephew, who grew up hating Israel, and her mother, who is half-Jewish, half-Italian, and who converted to Islam on marrying Nadia’s half-Turkish, half-Ukrainian father. The journey ends at her relatives, who have been living in Israel since 1948.

Before the film viewing the director will meet Mark Taylor, research director at Fafo, for a conversation about the complex connections, contradictions and powerful emotions caused by embodying multiple sides of the same conflict.

(English subtitles, 105 mins.)