Screening of a documentary film “Encounter with a Lost Land” - 2016 11 28
“Encounter with a Lost Land”, author Maryse Gargour. The film was made in Lebanon and France in 2013.
Jaffa, a Mediterranean port and one of the oldest cities in the world, is a place where people of many cultures and religions lived together. Through an artful montage of personal letters, diplomatic archives, consular correspondence, audio-visual footage, newspapers and interviews with the children of French diplomats and doctors who lived in Jaffa, filmmaker Maryse Gargour takes us on an encounter with a lost land – Palestine from 1928 to 1952. Archival materials and first-hand testimonies paint a picture of life in Jaffa at a fateful time in the history of the country.
The film was introduced by dr. Ieva Koreivaite. The documentary was in French with English subtitles. 62 min.
Maryse Gargour was born in Jaffa. She spent her childhood in Lebanon. She has both the Lebaneseand French nationalities. She graduated from the Institut Français de Presse and completed her PhD inthe Sciences of Information at the University of Paris II Panthéon. She has worked at the InternationalCouncil of Cinéma and Télévision, UNESCO, Paris and has been a freelance journalist for foreigntelevisions in Paris. Her documentary The Land Speaks Arabic has won a number of awards at European cinema festivals (ASBU, Prix France 3 Mediterranée, Prix Mémoire de la Mediterranée).
Screening of the film took place on 28th of November, 2016, at Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University, Vokiečių str. 10.