Palestine / Germany / Qatar
74 MIN

In Notes on Displacement, the director behind the camera buys papers from a Syrian refugee in order to dig deep into their stories from zero distance. In doing so, he finds himself consumed by the fear and disorientation experienced by a Syrian family on their gruelling journey to find a life.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Thomas Kaske, May Odeh
Director: Khaled Jarrar
Script: Khaled Jarrar, Iris Pakulla
Director of Photography: Khaled Jarrar
Sound: Rob Walker, Thomas Kaske
Edit: Gladys Joujou
Production: Jenin Films, Kaske Film

Khaled Jarrar
Khaled Jarrar was born in Jenin, Occupied Palestine in 1976. He lives and works in Ramallah. Jarrar completed his studies in interior design at Palestine Polytechnic University in 1996. Upon graduating he smuggled himself to work as a carpenter in Nazareth, living as an underground “illegal” worker. In 1998, Jarrar enlisted in an intensive military training which resulted in working for Arafat as a personal body guard until Arafat’s death in 2004. Attempting to create a life between the military and an artistic practice, Jarrar entered the field of photography in 2005. Jarrar graduated from the International Academy of Art – Palestine, Ramallah, in 2011 and completed an MFA in fine art from University of Arizona in 2019.

Infiltrators (2012), Notes on Displacement (2022)