The Sun and the Looking Glass – for one easily forgets but the tree remembers

Milena Desse
Palestine / Belgium, 2020, 23 min


Ein Qiniya, a small Palestinian village in the West Bank, occupied since 1967. This is where Milena Desse is to make her own enquiries: how can one decipher remaining traces and reconstruct History? How can one shine a light, as they say, on such places? Determined to unfold the layers and work out the creases like so many clues about some buried history, the young director strives like an archaeologist, equipped with a magnifying glass and a camera. (FIDMarseille)