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They came in the morning – a new short by Leila Sansour

By July 13, 2012News

They came in the morning – a new short by Leila Sansour


‘More 25,000 trees were uprooted to build a wall around Bethlehem. This is not fiction, this is true’. 

This is the closing title sequence on Leila Sansour’s latest work, which captures the reaction of Walaja – a Palestinian farmer as he discovers that his livelihood has been felled, with no prior warning or idea of why.

To watch ‘They came in the morning’ go to:  The short has been entered into Virgin’s shorts competition. It is unusual for a film like this to be out there against other more commercial films. The judges will now shortlist 12 of them and a 13th film will be selected following the public vote. All selected films will be shown in cinemas all over the country and beyond (including on Virgin flights) and will be entitled to a further prize, one of which will again be selected by the public.

If you would like to help this film succeed there are a number of things that you can do.  Voting closes on the 19th July.

How to do this.

1)  Visit the site and ‘like’ the film on Facebook

2) Visit the site and share on Twitter

3) Or simply tweet – but remember to include the film’s name, and the hashtag #ShortsLucky13

Every time you watch a film and pass it on – via Facebook and Twitter

You’ll be helping nudge it into the limelight.

To watch ‘They came in the morning’ go to:

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