Dir. Silvia Boarini and Linda Paganelli, 2016, 56 min.
Empty Desert follows the story of formerly nomadic Bedouin people and their village Al Araqib. Despite repeated attempts to evict them, Bedouin villagers have continued to inhabit their land for decades enduring increasingly untenable conditions.
Film to be followed by discussion with filmmakers Silvia Boarini and Linda Paganelli with Ibrahim Bakri, Assistant Director, Penn Middle East Center.
Presented by Penn Museum and cosponsored by Penn's Middle East Center; Cinema and Media Studies; Wolf Humanities Center; and Center for Experimental Ethnography; and Al Bustan Seeds of Culture.