Part of the Ultramarine: I Would Like to Visit screening

I would like to visit Israel is a video art piece that contextualises the desire to travel to Israel within the larger frame work of settler colonialism, the Palestinian diaspora and racist travel visa policies, by articulating it from the perspective of an unnamed Palestinian character with a Jordanian passport. Through on-screen text editing, the project also introduces and questions notions of solidarity between indigenous struggles in North America and Palestine, and problematises the notion of multiculturalism as celebrated by the North American states and Israel.  

About Muhammad Khairi

Muhammad Nour-Elkhairy is a Palestinian filmmaker and video artist from Jordan and has working within the field of film, video and television production across the Middle East, in a number of different capacities and is currently pursuing his MFA in Studio Arts: Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

In his filmmaking and video art practice, Muhammad is interested in creating politically driven fiction and experimental work that draws from his experience as a Palestinian within the diaspora and aims to problematise concepts of national, ethnic, and social identity through dark humour.

Selected filmography

Yoga (2017), P is for Palestine (2017), I would like to visit Israel (2016), Cold (2016), Portraits (2015), #Hashtag (2014), Fat-free film (2005), Over Dinner (2003)