Nervus Rerum

Nervus Rerum, latin for 'the nerve of things' is a film essay by the London-based Otolith Group on the Jenin refugee camp in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Juxtaposing imagery of the West Bank camp, whose refugees are afforded no political rights or means of representation, with poetic and literary narration drawn from the writings of Genet and Pessoa, the film blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, opacity and transparency, while critically addressing the representation of a population confined within a decades-long occupation.



Nervus Rerum
Video, 32 min, color, sound, 2008


Project Category
film

Tags
palestine
politics
genet

Images
Resources
The Right to Opacity: (pdf, 0.33MB)
A Trialogue on Nervus Rerum (pdf, 0.04MB)