Kamal Aljafari's filmography includes Recollection (2015), Port of Memory (2009) and The Roof (2006). He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009–2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. In 2010, he taught film at The New School in New York City, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a senior lecturer and head of the directing program for the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB), Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous film prizes and art grants. In 2013, Aljafari received the art medal of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. A retrospect of his work is planned for 2016 at Lussas Film Festival in France and at the Cinémathèque québécoise.
Banner image: Hassan Khan, The Knot, 2012, commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13), produced by Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, co-produced by the Young Arab Theater Fund (YATF), glass Sculpture 70 cm long x 3 cm thickness x 6.5 cm width in the middle of the knot. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel. Photograph by Anders Sune Berg.