In the Palestinian village of Battir, it is often said that every stone contains a story. The Last Days of April probes the most famous one, the one that contains its legend. April 1949. The Israeli army is at the gates of Battir. A handful of villagers decide to turn trickery into a military strategy.
“Battir has escaped a fateful fate in an unexpected way, too unlikely to be true. And it all came down to the last days of April 1949. We wanted to approach this decisive moment in a freer and more poetic way, mixing video and animated photo-novel, which would pay tribute to the creativity of the village. To this visual narration, we added a sound creation that dialogues with the poetry of the images.“
Laurence Buelens & Jean Forest