TPFF Nakba Commemoration
Join us on May 15th to commemorate the 69th year of the Nakba.
This free event will spotlight the life and works of renowned Palestinian painter Ismail Shammout
(1930-2006) and Tamam El-Akhal, with a screening of the documentary The Exodus and Odyssey, accompanied by an art exhibition of Shammout's & El Akhal's famed murals.
The Exodus and the Odyssey is a series of artwork created by the renowned artists Ismail Shammout and Tamam El-Akhal over a 4-year period. The collection of the 19 wall murals allowed the artists to:
“…illustrate our memories and document our experiences before, during, and after the "Alnakba" (catastrophe) of 1948 in Palestine as well as the bitter journey our country men and women had to endure. Finally, we ended the series with murals depicting the future dreams and aspirations of our people.”
– Ismail Shammout and Tamam El-Akhal