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47SOUL

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

47SOUL

Palestinian rooted, London-based hip-hop group 47SOUL will be performing at The Exchange on Friday 8 December. Their energetic Electro Arabic Dabke ‘ShamStep’ sound and powerful lyrics in English and Arabic has rapidly amassed an international fan base. The lasting impact of each show is testament to their growing popularity and respected presence in the underground music scene.

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In Between

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

In Between

Maysaloun Hamoud’s spiky, compelling debut feature is an eye-opening portrait of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Showing with the short Izriqaq.

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Off Frame (aka Revolution Until Victory) + Shujayya

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

Off Frame (aka Revolution Until Victory) + Shujayya

An assured debut documentary from Ramallah-based director Mohanad Yaqubi. Drawing on recently discovered and archival found-footage it explores the fraught history of Palestine and Palestinian filmmaking. Showing with the shirt Shujayya

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Personal Affairs + Occupied Skies

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

Personal Affairs + Occupied Skies

The debut feature from writer/director Maha Haj that gives a bitingly comic treatment to the lives and dissatisfactions of a Palestinian family across three generations. Showing with the short Occupied Skies.

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Junction 48

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

Junction 48

Hip-hop beats are at the heart of this provocative and fiery musical drama starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as a fictionalized version of himself (Kareem). When family tragedy strikes, Kareem realises he must make a decision – to take his life and situation seriously, or to carry on as he always has and risk losing everything.

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Holy Air + Izriqaq

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Featured, Programme 2017

Holy Air + Izriqaq

Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) and Lamia (Laëtitia Eïdo) are a Christian Arab couple from Nazareth – members of a vanishing minority in the Holy Land. When Lamia becomes pregnant, Adam decides he has to get serious about providing for his family. He embarks on his riskiest business venture to date: bottling holy air and selling it to the city’s tourists. 

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