A film still from Hreash House which depicts a family of three preparing food

Hreash House


06 August 2022 - 22 October 2022

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Leeds Art Gallery

Tags Adult, Art, Community, Event,

As part Shifting Perspectives, we will be screening Hreash House (2004) a film by Palestinian-British artist Rosalind Nashashibi (b. 1973) on Saturdays. The film will be shown from 10am-4pm on a loop in the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre.  

In the film, we follow the daily activities of the Hreash family who live in an apartment block in the predominantly Arab city of Nazareth in northern Israel. The film takes place during Ramadan and includes scenes of some of the family’s Iftars, the evening meals with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. 

Shot over 24 hours during a period of turmoil in the region, the artist’s camera does not hint at the family’s political and social upheaval. Instead, Nashashibi invites us to become a close witness to the mundane activities of their everyday life. The artist is also interested in capturing their communal way of living where different generations co-habit within the same apartment block and resources are shared between several households. 

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