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Last updated: 22 November, 2014

VIDEO: Powerful film scene of Palestinians dancing the night away, despite Israeli curfew

Check out this fascinating scene from the Palestinian director Elia Suleiman’s film “The Time That Remains.”

Palestinians from the Ramallah elite defy the Israeli occupation’s military curfew over the city and dance the night away at Stones, a bar in the center of the city. An Israeli soldier in his tank passes by, stopping, and announcing with his loudspeaker that they must go home and abide by the curfew.

The dancing continues nonetheless. His voice becomes part of the beat of the song (by the Lebanese musician/band Yasmine Hamdan/YAS) blasting in the background.