In the jasmine vines
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in the jasmine vines is an experimental film portrait of a relationship to home and relatives. Within a discourse between El-Omari and her grandfather, as the yearning for home becomes a part of the home, their personal experiences unite them in the memories. The land is their witness and the memory, their resistance, becomes their performance. Shaping a memoir of her personal return, this film is an assertion that the amalgam that makes her complex identity belongs, gifted by her grandfather and his story and honoured by the generations following his. Forming an imagery of complex memory, archive, story and imagination, this film is a learnt way to place her existence within a narrative.