Liwan – A story of cultural resistance
Sunday 6th February, 2022, at 19:00
For the first time, we are putting on an event outside of the usual festival dates in December. The evening will include two insightful short films focusing on cultural resistance in Palestine and a panel discussion.
An uplifting story about the struggle to establish a cultural café in Nazareth promoting Palestinian culture and driving a rejuvenation of the old city.
This film features the activist Mohammed El Kurd when he was just 11 years old. When he loses half of his home to Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, Mohammed’s family and other residents begin holding unarmed protests against the evictions, determined not to lose their homes for good. But in a surprising turn, they are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters who are horrified to see what is being done in their name.
US, Israel, Palestine
After the screening there will be a Q&A with the director of Liwan, Doris Hakim, the co-founder of the cafe Sally Azzam, and the award-winning journalist Jonathan Cook.