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Mar Mama & Lyd
Sunday, April 21st at 7:35pm PST
Online sale ends: 04/21/24 at 10:00am PST
Museum of Photographic Arts @ The Museum of Art
1649 El Prado
Sam Diego, CA 92101
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Marya Zarif, André Kadi


Mar Mama

With her mother's death and recurring attacks by Israeli forces on her city, a young girl becomes obsessed with death. Her father makes a film to distract her but he fails and the girl finds nothing but imagination to escape from reality.


This feature-length, sci-fi documentary shares multiple pasts, presents, and futures of the city of Lyd in Palestine. Lyd was once a thriving Palestinian city with a rich history. In 636AD, It was even considered the first capital of Palestine. In 1948, hundreds of Lyd’s Palestinian residents were massacred by Israeli forces, and most of the city’s 50,000 Palestinian residents were exiled. Today, the city has a Jewish Israeli majority and a Palestinian minority and is disinvested and divided by racism and violence. For Palestinians, Lyd’s story is a painful and tragic fall from grace. Using never-before-seen archival footage of the Israeli soldiers who carried out the massacre and expulsion, the city explains that these events were so devastating that they fractured her reality, and now there are two Lyds –– one occupied and one free. As the film unfolds, documentary portions create a tapestry of the Palestinian experience of this city while vivid animations use the language of speculative fiction to envision an alternate reality where the same documentary characters live free from the trauma of the past and the violence of the present.

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Event starts at 7:35pm
Doors open at 7:25pm

3-Ticket Pass: $40.00
General Admission: $15.00
Student Admission: $12.00
Arabic Dinner: $15.00

All Ages

Museum of Photographic Arts @ The Museum of Art<br> 1649 El Prado<br> Sam Diego, 92101





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