Off Frame

Mohanad Yaqubi  |  Arab Documentary Film Program  |  2011  |  Palestine
Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a meditation on the Palestinian struggle for production and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s with the establishment of the Palestine Film Unit as part of the PLO. Unearthing films stored in archives across the world after unprecedented research, the film begins with popular representations of modern Palestine and traces the works of militant filmmakers in reclaiming image and narrative through revolutionary and militant cinema. In resurrecting a forgotten memory of struggle, the film reanimates what is within the frame, but also weaves a critical reflection by looking for what is outside of it, or what is off frame.