Hakawati, the Last Storytellers

Molly Stuart (2019) 75mins US

Arabic with English Subtitles

Radi and Mounira are a 65-year-old couple of puppeteers who are setting off on their last tour between Israel and Palestine. We climb aboard with them on their hiccupping van to tour the roads of historic Palestine. In these now fragmented landscapes, the art of telling stories is a thread linking the various Palestine communities. Identity here is the object of the quest but at what cost? Like the Palestinian struggle, the couple have to face the sacrifices of their commitment, will their health and love survive?

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With us, resistance must be peaceful, cultural, human, sensitive … Artistic!

Karim Dridi and Julien Gaertner (Directors)