A Wedding in Ramallah, movie poster

A Wedding in Ramallah, movie poster

On Saturday 18/11/2017, I attended the ALCASA 2017 AGM with the election of the ALCASA 2018 Committee.

During the AGM discussion, I discovered a very passionate team, all keen in promoting and supporting the Arabic heritage in South Australia. The AGM was followed by a shared dinner before watching the Palestinian documentary “A Wedding In Ramallah”  (English and Arabic, 90 minutes, supplied by the National Film and Sound Archive).

Wedding in Ramallah was a touching film which depicts the harsh realities of domestic life in Palestine during war. The protagonist Bassam, agrees to an arranged marriage, with a woman named Mariam who struggles to adjust to the living circumstances of her husband’s overseas work, family, as well as in discovering her own identity. Overall, I highly recommend this to viewers who want to be engrossed in a film with a cultural twist!

Tania Zebian