Programme 2016

Bethlehem: Hidden from View

Posted on Nov 18, 2016 in Programme 2016

Bethlehem: Hidden from View

Bethlehem: Hidden From View is a film about the strangling and imprisonment of the ‘Little Town’ of Bethlehem and its impact on the local Christian community.

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Love, Theft and Other Entanglements + Ave Maria (short)

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements + Ave Maria (short)

Mousa wants to get out of the Palestinian slums, so steals a car expecting a big payoff – but there’s an awful surprise in the trunk…

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A Trip Along Exodus + Dir Q&A

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

A Trip Along Exodus + Dir Q&A

An art house feature-length documentary exploring the last 70 years of Palestinian politics seen through the prism of the life of the filmmaker’s father, Dr. Elias Shoufani, a leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and an academic and leftist intellectual who was one of the leaders of the opposition to Arafat within Fatah for 20 years.

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Oriented + In Overtime (short)

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

Oriented + In Overtime (short)

Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Filmed in the lead-up to the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, this engrossing documentary from Jake Witzenfeld is, according to the Telegraph, “redefines what it means to be gay, Arab and living in Israel…”

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3000 Nights + House (short)

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

3000 Nights + House (short)

Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison, 3000 Nights tells the story of a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher who is falsely arrested and incarcerated in an Israeli prison where she gives birth to her son. Through her struggle to raise her child behind bars, the film traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds.

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Hind Shoufani and Chai For Three

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

Hind Shoufani and Chai For Three

Shoufani’s poetry tackles issues of Palestine, freedom, feminist issues in the Arab world and promotes a different perspective on Arab women. Love, Lust, death and identity are main themes in the free verse poetry.

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