Dancing on the Edge Urgent artistic dialogues with the middle east



A Plate of Sardines – or The First Time I Heard of Israel (Tabaq el-Sardin)

Omar Amiralay

Omar Amiralay |Syria/France |1997 |17’ |Color | English subtitles

The first time I heard of Israel, I was in Beirut, the conversation was about a plate of sardines. I was six years old, Israel was two.” In the company of filmmaker Mohammad Malas, Omar Amiralay revisits the ruins of the destroyed village of Quneytra.