30 March 2024

R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity, Dr. by Mohanad Yaqubi

Outdoor Screening by Cinema Akil

Part of Stay a little longer

Starts 8:00 pm

Venue The Yard


A vanished generation and its struggles, restored and archived through a film catalog.

R21 aka Restoring Solidarity Documenting an overlooked movement of anti-imperialism between Japan and Palestine, the Tokyo Reels are a collection of 20 16mm films. They were safeguarded in Tokyo by the Japanese solidarity movement with Palestine between the 1960s and 1980s. Into this stunning archive comes a reflection on the movement, known as Reel 21 – an undelivered solidarity letter written by a Japanese activist that was lost on its way to a Palestinian filmmaker. Fragments of the letter are found throughout the collection and compiled into an imagined structure that reveals itself during this powerful, meditative film.

Cinema Akil | 8PM_9:30PM