IMES Lecture Series - Diana Allan

Terrace of the Sea (Jal el Bahar) was shot in 2008 in an unofficial Palestinian Bedouin gathering established in 1948 on a stretch of beach north of Tyre, in south Lebanon. Structured around a collection of family photographs taken over three generations, the film engages with the historical experience of this community by focusing on their precarious relationship with the environment – and in particular on the role that the sea plays in their lives.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:00 pm
1957 E. Street, NW
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor


Diana Allan, an anthropologist and filmmaker, is currently a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. She is the creator of two grassroots media collectives in Lebanon––the Nakba Archive and Lens on Lebanon––and her ethnographic films have been screened in international film festivals and as gallery installations. Her recent ethnography, Refugees of the Revolution: Experiences of Palestinian Exile, published in November by Stanford University Press, explores the contingencies of nationalism and everyday survival in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Allan received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2008, and was a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow.

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