Stitching Palestine & Museum of Memories


Sunday October 15, 14.15

Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery.

Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail.

Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal.

Twelve women, twelve life-spans and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.

Museum of Memories

In a chaotic and intense Palestinian refugee camp, Danish director Nikolaj Christensen meets the charismatic retired physician, Mohammed Khatib. Mohammed has single-handedly founded the Museum of Memoires – a museum, in which he collects artefacts from his childhood country, Palestine. Mohammed has dedicated most of his waking hours to keep the memories of Palestine alive for future generations and together, Nikolaj and Mohammed go exploring the Palestinian cultural heritage.