Tell Him We Miss Him – Jakub and In’am
Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek, 2015 (7 mins)
Dominika, a Polish academic and activist who has taught both in the UK and Poland, made a series of films about the Palestinian diaspora. Jakub and In’am tells the story of a man who owns a Kebab shop in a working class suburb of Warsaw, near where Dominika lives. He is barred from travelling back to his home in Beita, Palestine, to be with his wife, children and family.
As in other films in the series, Dominika travels to Palestine on Jakub’s behalf to meet his sister and nephew. She films her moving encounters with them before bringing back footage from her visit, as well as fruit the sister, In’am, has picked for Jakub from the family garden.
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