Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Watershed, BS1 5TX
[70min – Idiom Films] A film by Khaled Jarrar
The cameraman passes a microphone through a gap in the separation wall and a hand from the other side finds just enough space to take it. For one mother and daughter, talking through this crack is the only way they can communicate…
In 2002 Israel began constructing its ‘separation barrier’. This visceral ‘road movie’ chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over the wall. Those who cross are neither fighters, nor activists. Often they take the risk of being detained or wounded for basic needs: to find food or medicine, to see a doctor or to visit a family member. Khaled Jarrar films the continuous, very similar, and often successful clambering up the wall. Winner of the Muhr Arab Documentary prize and the International Critics’ Prize at the Dubai Film Festival, the film captures the chilling absurdity of the Wall.
Sayadeen + Director Q&A
[14 min] A film by Murat Gökmen
Shot over one morning from a boat off the Gaza coast, Sayadeen is a series of first hand accounts of what it is to fish within one of the strictest naval blockades on the planet.
How to book
Tickets available through Watershed Box Office tel: 0117 9275100 or online at watershed.co.uk: £5.50 Full / £ 4.00 Cons