'Around 1936, a rumour spread in Jerusalem’s old city, which kept inhabitants indoors while a ghost took hold of the city, wandering its dark streets and alleys at night. 

80 years later, in the neighbourhood where that myth unfolded, a woman is trying to retrieve possessions that belonged to her family. Planning happens at night in her waking hours. Also in the dark and underneath the city, far from anyone’s eyes, a community of Palestinian workers employed in the construction of a one-of-a-kind Israeli underground burial site, are disputing work organisation and allegiances to the different project managers involved. 

In a place where myth assigns the ephemeral to weight of fat, the object of the dead body becomes a tool for speculating on property.'

— Shadi Habib Allah

Shadi Habib Allah
Palestinian Territory, United States
Thu 21/09 - Sun 24/09
20 mins
The Town Hall Old Gaol

Shadi Habib Allah

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1977, Shadi Habib Allah received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University in 2010. He was twice awarded 2nd Prize for the Young Artist Award from the A.M. Qattan Foundation and was nominated for the Luma Award 2011. He was also the 2012 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. His work has been exhibited at the Palestine c/o Venice at the Venice Biennale, Art Statements Art Basel 43, and the New Museum Triennial amongst others. His films have been shown at the New Museum, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the 15th edition of Courtisane Festival, 32nd International Kurz Film Festival in Hamburg, Kort Film Festival in Norway and Todays Art at the Hague. He lives and works in New York.


30KG Shine (2017), Dag’aa (2015), The King & the Jester (2010)