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A Flickering of Truth

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 in News, Other events

A Flickering of Truth

What happens when the leaders of your country set out to destroy your film history and culture? A Flickering of Truth is an award winning documentary about a group of Afghans in search of the films they secretly buried during Taliban rule and their determination to restore a hidden past. While archivists and historians in the West battle to restore decaying films, under Taliban rule, archivists in Afghanistan were forced to burn the country’s films or face the death penalty. Determined to preserve Afghanistan’s history and culture, Ibrahim Airy, along with his colleagues buried and hid as many films as he could before leaving the country in exile. Director Pietra Brettkelly follows Arify on a journey to find the hidden films and reorganise this rich and unique culture and history for future generations to come. Competition Win two tickets to see A Flickering of Truth at the Watershed on Saturday 30th July at 13:40, by sharing this post on Facebook. Film details Date: Sat 30 July 13:40 Venue: Watershed, Bristol Director: Pietra Brettkelly Cast: Ibrehim Arif, Mahmoud Ghafouri, Isaaq YousifSubtitled. 96 mins, 2015, New Zealand / Afghanistan Ticket prices: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions and under 24s. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Pietra Brettkelly led by South West Silent’s Co-Director & Curator Rosie Taylor. This film is being shown as part of the Watershed’s Cinema Rediscovered week. This event celebrates great films back on the big screen and gives audiences an opportunity to discover – or re-discover – new digital restorations, film print rarities of early cinema, and contemporary...

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Speed Sisters

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Other events

Speed Sisters

Fantastically fearless documentary about the first all-female race car driving team in the Middle East. Seriously inspirational and fast-paced. Dir. Amber Fares | 2015 | 80 mins | Cert 15 Female racing drivers are rare, Palestinian ones even more extraordinary. Speed Sisters follows five young women fighting to be acknowledged as equals in a society governed by men and overshadowed by the Israeli occupation. Even more perilous is the rivalry between the women when the media descend and favour the one most willing to play the ‘sexy chick in racing gear’ card. This fascinating film raises provocative and unanswerable questions about what it means to be a woman competing against men and other women, trapped in a destitute region controlled from elsewhere. It’s also a lot of fun. ‘A bold little film with a lot of attitude.’ – Jennie Kermode, eyeforfilm.co.uk Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Amber...

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Omar Screening @ Bath Film Festival

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in News, Other events

Omar Screening @ Bath Film Festival

This Oscar-nominated Palestinian film captures the very essence of the conflict that has festered and grown over the last 65 years. Omar is a young Palestinian who is part of the fight against what he and his countrymen regard as the illegal occupation of their land. An Israeli soldier is killed and Omar is captured.

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War Matador

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in News, Other events

War Matador

In January 2009, during the war in Gaza, two courageous Israeli directors grabbed their cameras to shoot material along the common border. They film everyone, in every situation, with the same distance and the same closeness, the same empathy…

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Our Souls are Palestinian

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 in News, Other events

Our Souls are Palestinian

Screening at Encounters Short Film Festival http://encounters-festival.org.uk Our Souls Are Palestinian is a programme of short artists film works which look at Palestine from various perspectives, external, embedded and provocative. The two films which anchor this programme are ‘They Do Not Exist’ by Mustafa Abu Ali  (1974) and ‘Future Archaeology’ (2009/10) by Armin Linke & Francesco Mattuzzi (part of the project Decolonizing Architecture). They Do Not Exist – Mustafa Abu Ali – 1974 – 25mins – B&W – Sound The Story of Milk and Honey – Basma Al-Sharif – 2011- 10mins – Colour – Sound Dirty Pictures – John Smith – 2007 – 14mins – Colour – Sound This Mined Land of Ours – Mirna Bamieh – 2012 – 2mins- Colour – Sound Future Archaeology – Armin Linke & Francesco Mattuzzi – 2009/10 – 19mins – 3D Colour – Sound Running Time : 70 mins Book tickets...

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Open Bethlehem (Exclusive)

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Other events

Open Bethlehem (Exclusive)

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, 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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