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Measures of Distance
A film by Mona Hatoum
England, 1988, 15 minutes, Color, DVD
Order No. W99135
In this resonant work, Palestinian-born video and performance artist Mona Hatoum explores the renewal of friendship between mother and daughter during a brief family reunion in war-torn Lebanon in 1981. Through letters read in voice-over and Arabic script overlaying the images, the viewer experiences the silence and isolation imposed by war. The politics of the family and the exile of the Palestinian people are inseparable in this forceful, moving video.


  • London Film Festival
  • AFI National Video Festival
  • Montreal Women’s Film and Video Festival

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    “One of the best personal/political pieces I’ve seen. A compelling evocation of the futile wish for reconciliation between mother and father, the Palestinian people and Israel.”
    Neil Sieling
    Alive from Off Center

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