Trip Along Exodus

Hind Shoufani  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Palestine
Journey of Migration is a poetic multi-format documentary about the fall of the PLO as seen through the personal life of Elias Shoufani, the director’s father. Shoufani is a historian, an erstwhile farmer, an academic author of over 22 books, a former member of the Revolutionary Fatah Council, a widower, an Arabic/Hebrew specialist, an underground military trainer and a father to two girls. The film explores a unique Palestinian story through dramatic personal testimonies, exiled families and corrupt politicians, from the 1948 Nakba to Shoufani’s dejected resignation from Fatah in 1992, to the unexpected hope inspired by the Arab Spring.