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Kamal Aljafari

Kamal Aljafari is a film director. His filmography includes ‘Recollection’ (2015), ‘Port of Memory’ (2009) and ‘The Roof’ (2006). Aljafari’s films have been screened in numerous film festivals including Locarno, Torino, Toronto, Rotterdam, Fidmarseille as well as museums including Tate Modern and MoMa in NYC. He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009/2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. In 2010, he taught film at The New School in New York City, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a senior lecturer and head of the directing program for the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He received a number of film prizes and art grants, among them Kunstfonds and Kunstiftung NRW fellowships, as well as the Friedrich Vordemberge visual art prize of the city of Cologne in Germany. In 2013, he received the art medal of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. In 2016 he was a jury member in the Torino Film Festival and a retrospective on his work took place at Lussas Film Festival in France and at the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal.