Ghosts of Deir Yassin

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Arab Film Festival

Ghosts of Deir Yassin

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 28 June 2013

2013 I Palestine/Jordan I 4 minutes
Director: Firas Taybeh


Shot in the Palestinian refugee camps of Jordan and Lebanon, Firas Taybeh’s video clip for ‘Ghosts of Deir Yassin’ is a statement about the Palestinian right of return and the hopes and determination of the Palestinian refugees, old and young, to return to their homeland.

In 2010, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Phil Monsour travelled to the Burj el Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon, as well as to the West Bank. The song ‘Ghosts of Deir Yassin’ was inspired by the trip and the plight of the Palestinian refugees. In 2012, Phil returned to the camps to film the video clip with Firas Taybeh.


Firas Taybeh is a filmmaker and actor based in Amman. He studied directing and cinematography at the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba and has worked as an independent producer, director of photography, actor and art director in many Jordanian productions, as well as directing short films appearing in film festivals in the Arab world and Europe. He is one of the creators of, Jordan’s first web TV launched in 2009. His film An Invisible Face won the best short film award in the 19th European Film Festival in Amman in 2007.

Dates & Times:
8:00pm, Friday 28 June 2013

Screens with:
Sleepless Nights

Adult $20, Conc. $15*

Adult $80, Conc. $60* (Excludes Opening Night)

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Concession $15
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