Ken Loach opens BristolPFF 2011

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 in Featured, News

“This festival is a great opportunity to see the world through the eyes of Palestinians. They are one of the most oppressed peoples in the world. They see their land stolen, their houses destroyed and all aspects of daily life made intolerable. Despite this the spirit of resistance burns brightly. Their films, I’m sure, will surprise and delights us. And they deserve our presence, particularly since the bias of our mass media means their voices are seldom heard. Please come to this festival” – Ken Loach

We are very pleased to announce that Ken Loach will open the Bristol Palestine Film Festival in 2011. Ken Loach’s impressive career spans more than 40 years of directing for television and cinema and includes Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land and Freedom, Sweet Sixteen and The Wind that Shakes the Barley in recent years.

Ken is well known for his focus on the oppressed voices in society focusing on immigration, class struggle, homelessness and the British presence in Ireland.  He has long been an advocate for Palestinian causes.  Across many of his films is a belief that social action, solidarity and dignity are positive forces for good in the world.

Ken will give a speech at the screening of (No) Laughing Matter + Hassan Everywhere following the screening he will take part in a panel discussion with Leila Sansour and Andrew Kavanagh

How to book

Tickets available through Watershed Box Office tel: 0117 9275100  or online at watershed.co.uk: £7.20 Full / £ 5.60 Cons

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