Lina Soualem and Hiam Abbass: Documenting a mother-daughter dynamic


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Lina Soualem’s latest film looks back at four generations of Palestinian women, with her mother, actress Hiam Abbass, serving as a guide to their family history. “Bye Bye Tiberias” charts their displacement from the shores of the Sea of Galilee to the village of Deir Hanna, using home videos and archive footage to place this very personal story within its larger historical context.

The mother and daughter duo tell us about the challenge of revisiting the aftermath of the Nakba, and about their desire to give a complex and respectful account of Palestinian lives as violence and tragedy engulf the region today.