This year the Country of Focus at the Galway Film Fleadh is Palestine. In this podcast in partnership with the festival Gemma Creagh talks to Inas Halabi, Director of We No Longer Prefer Mountains, which is screening at this year’s festival (9-14 July 2024).


We No Longer Prefer Mountains begins with an ascent of Mount Carmel upon which the Druze towns of Dalyet el Carmel and Isfiya are located, drawing the viewer into a world of geographic isolation and a locale shaped by coercion and control. Weaving together intimate engagements with members of the community in shared domestic spaces and outdoor environments, the film explores how the inner politics of the Druze have been reconfigured and reshaped since 1948; whilst opening up possibilities for imagining alternative futures. 

We No Longer Prefer Mountains screens at Galway Film Fleadh 2024 on Wednesday, 10th July.


Inas Halabi

Inas Halabi (b.1988, Palestine) is an Artist/Filmmaker. Her practice is concerned with how social and political forms of power are manifested and the impact that overlooked or suppressed histories have on contemporary life. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Reel Palestine Film Festival (2024), Luleå Biennial (2024), Toronto Palestine Film Festival (2023), Sharjah Film Platform (2023), Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2023), de Appel Amsterdam (2023), Showroom London (2022), Europalia Festival, Brussels (2021), Silent Green Betonhalle, Berlin (2021); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2020); and Film at Lincoln Center, USA (2020). She lives and works between Palestine and the Netherlands. 

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