The checkpoint is closed: “Detour, detour!” shouts a taxi driver, announcing the beginning of yet another uncertain search for a way around the barriers curtailing Palestinian movement in the West Bank.
Khaled Jarrar will be screening his film Infiltrators, a visceral “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around,and over a bewildering matrix of the separation wall, at DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts] followed by a Q&A.
Following this high stakes “game” of cat and mouse with a handheld video camera, Khaled Jarrarʼs debut documentary was the standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, winning the Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, the Special Jury Prize, and the International Critics Prize.
About Khaled Jarrar
Khaled Jarrar, born in Jenin, Palestine and completed his studies in Interior design at the Palestine Polytechnic University in 1996, and then entered the field of photography in 2004. In 2011 he graduated as visual artist from the International Academy of Art – Palestine. His first exhibition took place in public space at the checkpoints of Howarra and Qalandya.
Jarrar started making films and videos in 2008, among them “Journey 110”. He took part in international art events such as Art Basel 41, Instant video, London Film Festival, the International Contemporary Art Fair “FIAC” in Paris, Berlin Biennale 7 in 2012 and Sharjah Biennial 11 in 2013.
For more information about the artist visit Khaled Jarrar.
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