From Santiago to Bethlehem. From the Chilean stadiums to the Palestinian refugee camps. Four Colours covers 100 years of history, linking landmarks of the Chilean Club Deportivo Palestino (Palestine Soccer Club) with key moments in the history of Israel's occupation of Palestine.
Join us for a film screening of Four Colours, followed by a Q&A with film director Aldo Guerrero, lawyer and political scientist Emilio Dabed and playwright Ismail Khalidi.
Aldo Guerrero is a Chilean producer, director and filmmaker. After years of experience in the film and television industry, he founded the audiovisual production company Artefactovisual. Guerrero is well known in Chile as a producer and director of popular music videos, the most famous being the global hit Somos Sur, which featured Grammy-nominated Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux and the British-Palestinian “first lady of Arabic Hip Hop,” Shadia Mansour. In recent years, Guerrero has also become involved in documentary filmmaking, creating projects that link Chile’s large Palestinian community with those in Palestine and the wider diaspora.
Emilio Dabed is a lawyer and political scientist (Science Po-Aix en Provence, France) specializing in constitutional matters, international law and human rights. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, and Visiting Fellow at the Nathanson Center on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. Previously, he was a Researcher and Visiting Professor at An-Najah National University Law School, Nablus, Palestine, and consultant for the Capacity Development in Higher Legal Education project in An-Najah University in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Cooperation Amsterdam-Netherlands (2017-2018). Between 2015 and 2016 Dr. Dabed was the Palestine and Law Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School-Center for Palestine Studies; during the years 2014 and 2015 he directed the International Law and Human Rights Program at Al-Quds/Bard College, Jerusalem, where he taught between 2011 and 2015. He also taught critical legal theory and philosophy of law in Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile, both as a teaching assistant and then as professor of law theory.
Ismail Khalidi’s plays include Truth Serum Blues (Pangea World Theater ‘05), Tennis in Nablus (Alliance Theatre ‘10), Foot (Teatro Amal ‘16), Sabra Falling (Pangea ‘17), and Dead Are My People (Noor Theatre ’18). He also co-adapted, with Naomi Wallace, two novels for the stage; Ghassan Kanafani’s Returning to Haifa (Finborough Theatre ‘18) and Sinan Antoon’s The Corpse Washer (Actors Theatre of Louisville ‘19). Khalidi’s work has been included in numerous anthologies and with Wallace he co-edited another, entitled Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora (TCG ‘15). His writing has been featured in American Theatre Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, Mizna, Guernica, The Dramatist and ReMezcla. Khalidi holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.