Building on last night’s sell-out crowd at the Watershed, this evening Bristol Palestine Film Festival will be hosting three events. Beginning at 18.00 at the Watershed, we will be joined by Leila Sansour, Palestinian director and founder of Open Bethlehem – an international campaign to keep the city open for the world. This event forms part of the prestigious Festival of Ideas, and Leila will also be joined by Cathi Pawson co-founder of Zaytoun and Honey Thaljeih captain of the Palestinian Woman’s football team. Advance purchase is recomended – contact the Watershed box office for more information about tickets.
Following this from 19.45 Zaytoun will be facilitating a free event at the Arnolfini entitled the taste of Palestine – which will give audiences a chance to try Palestinian olives, dates, and hummus. Continuing the theme of food, tonight’s feature film is Jaffa: The Orange’s Clockwork, directed by international award winning director Eyal Sivan. The screening begins at 20.30 with an introduction by Dr Ghada Karmi – a leading Palestinian academic and activist, author of two books ‘In Search of Fatima’ and ‘Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine’. Tickets are available from the Arnolfini box office.