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This is a rare chance to see the film of Ghassan Kanafani's novella, Men in the Sun. This special, free screening is presented in partnership with KCL Action Palestine and Banipal Book Club and will be followed by a discussion on the film, the book, and Palestinian resistance literature, led by SAFAR curator and film expert Joseph Fahim and Anna Bernard, Head of Comparative Literature at Kings College London.
The screening of The Dupes takes place in Lecture Theatre 1, Kings College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG. It is a beautifully renovated theatre in what used to be the home of BBC World Service. https://www.kingsvenues.com/Conferences…/Bush-House/LT1.aspx
Tickets are FREE but we strongly recommend reserving your place in advance. Click to reserve a place with Eventbrite
Tewfik Saleh’s film The Dupes (Al-Makhdu’un) is an uncompromising adaptation of Ghassan Kanafani’s acclaimed 1963 novella, Men in the Sun. A sobering chronicle of three Palestinian refugees in Iraq attempting to escape their destitute camp life to get to Kuwait, Saleh’s adaptation – one of the greatest in Arab film history – is by turns austere, ferocious and defiant, setting a template for numberless Palestinian chronicles to emerge. Initially banned in Syria and Egypt upon release, The Dupes has lost none of its power to provoke, stimulate and confront.