As The Poet Said


An evocative lyrical and visual tribute to the life of late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, this thoughtful film by director Nasri Hajjaj takes us on a journey through Darwish’s life.

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by Nasri Hajjaj

The camera travels through cities and towns the poet lived in, meeting writers and lovers of his work and overlaying the mosaic of memories and reflections with readings of Darwish’s works throughout. This heartwarming documentary is a fitting epitaph to a man whose words epitomized the Palestinian experience and inspired people across the world.

“a rich and aesthetic merger of Darwish’s poetry with colorful cinematography.” —Abdullatif Adnan, Al-Quds Al-Arabi

Related Links
Mahmoud Darwish website


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Directed by:

Nasri Hajjaj

DVD release date:

September 2010


58 minutes


Arabic, English, French, Kurdish, Portoguese, and Hebrew, with English subtitles


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