BZU Museum organizes screening of "Time Suspended"

Birzeit University Museum, in cooperation with the A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah Cinema Club, GalleryOne, and the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University organized a screening of “Time Suspended,” on February 20, 2018.

The screening is part of the Out of Reels film program, itself part of the On Women in Revolutions exhibition, which was recently inaugurated at the museum and which will be held for two months. The exhibition features cinematic films highlighting women who lead revolutionary and liberation movements worldwide.

“Suspended Time,” by Director Natalia Bruschtein, tells the story of Laura Bonaparte – Bruschtein’s grandmother – whose children disappeared during the Argentinean dictatorship in the 1970s. The film narrates Bonaparte’s life through videos, pictures, conversations, and voiceovers recorded during her life.

By serving as a metaphor of memory, “Time Suspended” captures visceral reactions on the ephemeral nature of memory and showcases the importance of documentaries in preserving memories of past events and memorable incidents, whether positive or negative.

In the midst of all that, the film manages to engage the audience in topics of social and political significance by framing the events in the 1970’s Argentinean dictatorship era.