Beginning and ending, aptly, at HOME, The Land’s Heart Is Greater Than Its Map is a poignant and insightful alternative walking tour from Palestinian filmmaker Ramzi Maqdisi, on which he corporeally explores the streets of Manchester while spiritually guiding guests through his native Jerusalem, ‘the only city to exist both in heaven and on Earth’. 

Lauded in The Observer as ‘an invitation to share experience and look beyond surfaces’, guests are transported on a subversive pilgrimage which maps ancient stories onto the immediacy of a modern city over eighty stirring minutes. 

With live audio descriptions of seemingly obscure, memory-laden landmarks, the tour is an ‘emotional, cartographic resistance piece’ which confronts displacement, nativity, defiance of erasure and the right to reclaim a collective history. 

Co-created with writer and theatre director Olivia Furber, Maqdisi has strived to create an immersive yet open tour, in which you need nothing beyond comfortable shoes and an active imagination to traverse the streets of his hometown whilst absorbing the lived experiences of Palestinian Jerusalemites. The audience makes six stops on the walk, at landmarks bearing visual similarities to those in Maqdisi’s descriptions of the distant city. 

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Tue 24 May 2022