Experiencing Interruptions?


In audio and videotapes from the 70s I encountered significant memories from my family in Palestine, which portray a brutal episode of the Israeli colonization in a land surrounded by war and pain. On one hand, Hamule reveals the historical and social implications of this eviction for those who were forced to leave their motherland. On the other hand, this documental uncovers the ways in which these traumatic events were “genetically” transmitted through generations of descendants, mostly born on the grounds of the country that now became their new homeland.
The documental is a personal and intimate journey through the fragmented memory of the Palestine exiles in Chile and their families. Hamule serves its author as a healing space, in which the reconstruction of the family history allows him to understand and close a circle of long-lasting traumatic events. At the same time, this film is more than a project of personal reconciliation. It is intent to celebrate and remember the Palestine people living on the other side of the world, while denouncing the ongoing violence and ferocity in the contemporary history of the Middle East.

  • Mauricio Misle
  • Mauricio Misle
  • Mauricio Misle
  • Gonzalo Gallo
  • Daniela Molina
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Documentary, exilio, diaspora Palestine, family
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile, Palestine, State of, United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    HD digital, Super 8, Veta Max
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    September 6, 2016
    Colombian Premiere
    Best International Documentary
  • Latin Arab 2016
    Buenos Aires
    September 7, 2016
    Argentinian Premiere
    Best Latin American Documentary
  • Palestinian Film & Art Washington DC
    Washington DC
    United States
    October 9, 2015
    US DC Premiere
  • Film Fest, Los Angeles
  • Underground Film Trasterritorial
  • ArabeLatinos "of the Arab World Cinema
    Sao Pablo
  • Almahata
  • Museum of Memory and Human Rights
  • National Cinematheque
  • UC University of Temuco
  • Valdivia
  • TrueDoc Documentary Festival
Director Biography - Mauricio Misle

For more than 15 years Mauricio Misle has been a professional Production Manager, Documentary filmmaker and Photographer, developing works with Discovery Channel for South America as well as cultural projects with the Chilean National Television (TVN). Misle has served as a faculty member of the UNIACC (2008-2011), conducting variety of classes in film editing and post-production. Since 2009, he has participated in numerous international projects and collaborations in countries like Argentina, India, Germany and Finland in the area of human rights and social justice. In 2011, he moved to Berlin where he worked as Post-Production and Film Director in Ikono TV, “art-only” channel dedicated to the promotion of art across the world.
As independent filmmaker, Misle is the author of documentaries as Chilean Tango (Santiago de Chile, 2007); Tanz Mit der Realität (Berlin, 2008); 8Horas (Buenos Aires, 2011); Hamule (Santiago de Chile, 2015). His documentaries have participated in many international festivals like: LAKINO Film Festival (Berlin, 2011), FESAALP Film Festival (La Plata, 2011), Havana Film Festival (Havana, 2011), Prodocumentales Film Festival (Spain, 2007), Film Festival Valdivia (Valdivia, 2005) and have been projected as part of the cultural agenda of Goethe Institut (Santiago de Chile, 2008) as well as Instituto Cervantes (Berlin, 2006).

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Director Statement

I perceive my work as a possibility to explore diverse cultures, traditions and topics of global interest, but even more as an opportunity for social dialogue around difficult issues. My continuous motivation is the desire to make the real world a constant storytelling, explore humanity across the world and give visibility to those stories that many times are ignored, or perceived, as they were invisible.