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Open Bethlehem, with Leila Sansour Q&A

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Impact of Conflict, 2015

Open Bethlehem, with Leila Sansour Q&A

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her hometown, soon to be encircled by a wall. She left the city as a teenager thinking that Bethlehem was too small and provincial. She never wanted to return but this time she is making an exception.

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Omar

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Impact of Conflict, 2015

Omar

An Oscar-nominated love story set against the backdrop of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Omar is a charismatic young Palestinian who routinely climbs over the towering Israeli security wall to visit his friends. At once a tender love story and a cat-and-mouse thriller, Omar is a powerful tale about the moral choices being faced by both sides of a conflict that shows no signs of letting up.

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Villa Touma

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Impact of Conflict, 2015

Villa Touma

Three Palestinian Christian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp. Their young niece walks into their lives and turns their world upside down.

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Return to Haifa with introduction

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Impact of Conflict, 2015

Return to Haifa with introduction

Kasem Hawal’s adaptation of the Ghassan Kanafani novella. The film tells of Safia and Saeed, who are forced to leave their 5 month old son Khaldoun in the city of Haifa when they are expelled in April 1948. Twenty years on the couple are able to travel to Haifa. They discover that Khaldoun was adopted by Jewish immigrants arriving in 1948, and – now 20 – has recently enlisted in the Israeli army.

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Chronicle of a Disappearance

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Featured, Impact of Conflict, 2015, News

Chronicle of a Disappearance

In an investigation of the twilight zone between narrative, history and autobiography, Chronicle of a Disappearance is a deceptively simple drama representing a highly personal return home. Through his quasi-aimless roaming’s the director explores what the he perceives as a loss of national identity in the Arab population of Israel as the film itself moves between documentary, fiction, reminiscence and present.

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Shebabs of Yarmouk + MIG + QA

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Featured, Programme 2014

Shebabs of Yarmouk + MIG + QA

In Yarmouk (Syria), the Shebabs, a small group of boys & girls, have been friends since they were teens. Now on the eve of adulthood, they have a genuine thirst for life, while being all confronted to intricate situations.

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