Event Archive

Here you will find a chronological list of all past events which we have organised. For a list of all the past festivals and special projects see the Programme Archive page.

Sunday 9th December, 2018

Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Cube, Dove Street South, BS2 8JD, Bristol

Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” which is produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the checkpoint, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show.

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Sunday 9th December, 2018

The Insult

The Insult

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: The Curzon, 46 Old Church Rd, Clevedon BS21 6NN

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. Director Ziad Doueiri masterfully takes this private clash of wills as a starting point to explore historic rifts between Lebanese communities, and the aftermath of the civil war. Using both humour and pathos, The Insult is ultimately a plea for empathy, forgiveness and peace.

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Sunday 9th December, 2018

What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

Time: 5:40 pm

Location: The Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of being a policewoman, wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage, and earning a salary. Despite discouragement, Walaa applies – and gets in. This intimate documentary follows Walaa from aged 15 to 21,brings us the story of a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.

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Sunday 9th December, 2018

Killing Gaza + Q&A

Killing Gaza + Q&A

Time: 2:40 pm

Location: The Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza during the war, and chronicled its horrific aftermath. As they waded through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, they turned a camera onto the survivors of the slaughter and let them speak for themselves. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, Cohen and Blumenthal also highlighted Gazans’ inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war.

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Saturday 8th December, 2018

Wajib

Wajib

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Cube, Dove Street South, BS2 8JD, Bristol

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a schoolteacher in his mid-60s living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

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Saturday 8th December, 2018

The Insult

The Insult

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: The Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices. Director Ziad Doueiri masterfully takes this private clash of wills as a starting point to explore historic rifts between Lebanese communities, and the aftermath of the civil war. Using both humour and pathos, The Insult is ultimately a plea for empathy, forgiveness and peace.

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Saturday 8th December, 2018

New Palestinian Shorts

New Palestinian Shorts

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre, 27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Bringing together a collection of some of the best short films to emerge from Palestine this year including drama, documentary and animation. More info about the shorts will follow soon. There will be an interval during the screening where there will be the opportunity to purchase delicious Palestinian food from the museum café.

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Friday 7th December, 2018

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem + Q&A

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem + Q&A

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: The Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.

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Friday 7th December, 2018

Team Gaza

Team Gaza

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Cube, Dove Street South, BS2 8JD, Bristol

Documenting the lives of four young people daring to dream in Gaza, a land strip sealed off from the outside world. Stuck between walls these four Gazans try to build their lives. One wants to marry his niece, a second tries to rebuild his bombarded house, a third tries to flee the strip and the last turns to weapons. Together they unite in a football team, the only place where they can forget about everything. Outside of the football pitch, they pray and they fight for a better future, despite the hardships in war-torn Gaza.

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Thursday 6th December, 2018

Wall + Q&A

Wall + Q&A

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: The Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

A feature-length animated film written by and starring preeminent British playwright and two-time Academy Award nominee David Hare. The film follows the writer on a trip to the Middle East to explore the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region. Using advanced animation tools and 3D motion-capture footage, filmmaker Cam Christiansen employs a distinctive handcrafted approach that conveys the reality of the 708-kilometre barrier as no film has before. Rich with rhythmic, raw imagery, the film is framed by Hare’s journey, as both his heart and mind are shaken by the incongruities and contradictions of life in the shadow of the wall.

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Wednesday 5th December, 2018

Naila and the Uprising

Naila and the Uprising

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre, 27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

When a nationwide uprising breaks out in 1987, a woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Using evocative under-camera animation, intimate interviews, and exclusive archival footage, this film brings out of anonymity the courageous women who shook the Israeli occupation and put Palestinians on the map for the first time.

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Wednesday 5th December, 2018

In Between

In Between

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: The Windmill Pub, 14 Windmill Hill, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4LU

Maysaloun Hamoud’s spiky, compelling debut feature is an eye-opening portrait of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. A terrific exploration of the struggle to be true to oneself when confronted by the expectations of others, Hamoud’s film brilliantly depicts how these women, away from the constraints of their families, find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by their country and their families.

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Tuesday 4th December, 2018

Gaza Surf Club

Gaza Surf Club

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre, 27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

Against a background of bombed out buildings, relentless Israeli incursions, and the prison-like existence of life in the Gaza Strip, a small group of resilient locals have found a way to escape – in the laid back, mellow sport of surfing. This heart-warming documentary is a celebration of youth and self-expression, focusing on the protagonists’ struggles to do what they love, in the face of societal and familial pressure in the depressing reality of life in the Gaza enclave.

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Monday 11th December, 2017

Holy Air + Izriqaq

Holy Air + Izriqaq

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Cube

Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) and Lamia (Laëtitia Eïdo) are a Christian Arab couple from Nazareth – members of a vanishing minority in the Holy Land. When Lamia becomes pregnant, Adam decides he has to get serious about providing for his family. He embarks on his riskiest business venture to date: bottling holy air and selling it to the city’s tourists. 

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Sunday 10th December, 2017

Epicly Palestine’d

Epicly Palestine’d

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: The Greenbank

From Qalqilya to Bethlehem via Ramallah, the film follows six skateboarders as they pursue their passion for skating despite limited infrastructure, equipment and travel, as well as facing the challenges of living under military occupation.

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Sunday 10th December, 2017

In Between

In Between

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: The Watershed

Maysaloun Hamoud's spiky, compelling debut feature is an eye-opening portrait of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Showing with the short Izriqaq.

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Sunday 10th December, 2017

Off Frame (aka Revolution Until Victory) + Shujayya

Off Frame (aka Revolution Until Victory) + Shujayya

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: The Watershed

An assured debut documentary from Ramallah-based director Mohanad Yaqubi. Drawing on recently discovered and archival found-footage it explores the fraught history of Palestine and Palestinian filmmaking. Showing with the shirt Shujayya

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Saturday 9th December, 2017

Personal Affairs + Occupied Skies

Personal Affairs + Occupied Skies

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Watershed

The debut feature from writer/director Maha Haj that gives a bitingly comic treatment to the lives and dissatisfactions of a Palestinian family across three generations. Showing with the short Occupied Skies.

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Friday 8th December, 2017

47SOUL

47SOUL

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: Exchange 72 - 73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ

Palestinian rooted, London-based hip-hop group 47SOUL will be performing at The Exchange on Friday 8 December. Their energetic Electro Arabic Dabke 'ShamStep' sound and powerful lyrics in English and Arabic has rapidly amassed an international fan base. The lasting impact of each show is testament to their growing popularity and respected presence in the underground music scene.

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Friday 8th December, 2017

Junction 48

Junction 48

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Watershed

Hip-hop beats are at the heart of this provocative and fiery musical drama starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as a fictionalized version of himself (Kareem). When family tragedy strikes, Kareem realises he must make a decision – to take his life and situation seriously, or to carry on as he always has and risk losing everything.

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Thursday 7th December, 2017

Stitching Palestine

Stitching Palestine

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Palestine Museum

Using the theme of traditional Palestine embroidery, the film stitches together the stories of 12 strong Palestinian women – many of whom are living in exile – who use embroidered pieces to share memories of their homeland.

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Wednesday 6th December, 2017

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Windmill Pub, Windmill Hill, 14 Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4LU

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

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Monday 12th December, 2016

Bethlehem: Hidden from View

Bethlehem: Hidden from View

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: The Arts House Cafe, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU.

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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Sunday 11th December, 2016

Speed Sisters + Journey of a Sofa

Speed Sisters + Journey of a Sofa

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Baggator, The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

Want to meet Palestine’s first all-female race-car drivers? Marah, Betty, Maysoon, Khalid and Mona are the stars of this fast and furious documentary about the adrenalin-filled world of motor sports in the West Bank.

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Sunday 11th December, 2016

3000 Nights + House (short)

3000 Nights + House (short)

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

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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Sunday 11th December, 2016

Oriented + In Overtime (short)

Oriented + In Overtime (short)

Time: 12:45 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

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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Saturday 10th December, 2016

Hind Shoufani and Chai For Three

Hind Shoufani and Chai For Three

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Palestine Museum, 27 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2HG

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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Saturday 10th December, 2016

A Trip Along Exodus + Dir Q&A

A Trip Along Exodus + Dir Q&A

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

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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Saturday 30th July, 2016

A Flickering of Truth

A Flickering of Truth

Time: 1:40 pm

Location: Watershed

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...

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Monday 7th December, 2015

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Little Theatre Cinema, 1-2 St. Michaels Place, Bath, BA1 1SF

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...

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Sunday 22nd March, 2015

Chronicle of a Disappearance

Chronicle of a Disappearance

Time: 3:45 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

In an investigation of the twilight zone between narrative, history and autobiography, Chronicle of a Disappearance is a deceptively simple drama representing a highly personal return home. Through his quasi-aimless roaming’s the director explores what the he perceives as a loss of national identity in the Arab population of Israel as the film itself moves between documentary, fiction, reminiscence and present.

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Sunday 22nd March, 2015

Return to Haifa with introduction by Monica Maura

Return to Haifa with introduction by Monica Maura

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Kasem Hawal’s adaptation of the Ghassan Kanafani novella. The film tells of Safia and Saeed, who are forced to leave their 5 month old son Khaldoun in the city of Haifa when they are expelled in April 1948. Twenty years on the couple are able to travel to Haifa. They discover that Khaldoun was adopted by Jewish immigrants arriving in 1948, and – now 20 – has recently enlisted in the Israeli army.

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Sunday 15th March, 2015

Villa Touma followed by a discussion with director Suha Arraf

Villa Touma followed by a discussion with director Suha Arraf

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Three Palestinian Christian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp. Within the villa’s crumbling walls, the sisters live in their own personal bubbles, each with her own secrets, dreams and failed love story, hidden behind a mask of manners and propriety.

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Saturday 14th March, 2015

Villa Touma

Villa Touma

Time: 6:15 pm

Location: Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

Three Palestinian Christian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp. Their young niece walks into their lives and turns their world upside down.

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Saturday 14th March, 2015

Poetry, Prose and Palestine with Annemarie Jacir and Selma Dabbagh

Poetry, Prose and Palestine with Annemarie Jacir and Selma Dabbagh

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Selma Dabbagh is a London based British Palestinian writer of novels, short stories and plays. Her first novel, Out of It, (Bloomsbury, 2011) is set between Gaza, London and the Gulf and has been voted Guardian Book of the Year. Selma also works as a lawyer. Annemarie Jacir is an award-winning director, poet and activist currently living between Palestine and Jordan.

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Friday 13th March, 2015

When I Saw You, with Annemarie Jacir Q&A

When I Saw You, with Annemarie Jacir Q&A

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Waterhed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Jordan, 1967. Tarek, 11, and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees to pour across the border from Palestine. longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times. When I Saw You is the story of people affected by the times around them, in search of something more in their lives.

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Friday 13th March, 2015

Twitter chat with Suha Arraf

Twitter chat with Suha Arraf

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Twitter

Join the director of Villa Touma, Suha Arraf, in a live twitter chat on 12th March at 2pm use #convocinema.

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Sunday 8th March, 2015

Omar

Omar

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Venue: Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

An Oscar-nominated love story set against the backdrop of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Omar is a charismatic young Palestinian who routinely climbs over the towering Israeli security wall to visit his friends. At once a tender love story and a cat-and-mouse thriller, Omar is a powerful tale about the moral choices being faced by both sides of a conflict that shows no signs of letting up.

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Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

Open Bethlehem, with Leila Sansour Q&A

Open Bethlehem, with Leila Sansour Q&A

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Courtyard, Edgar Street, Hereford, HR4 9JR

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her hometown, 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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Tuesday 16th December, 2014

Open Bethlehem + Q&A

Open Bethlehem + Q&A

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, soon to be encircled by a wall. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation...

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Monday 15th December, 2014

FRINGE EVENT: Bethlehem: Hidden from View

FRINGE EVENT: Bethlehem: Hidden from View

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Arts House Café, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU.

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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Thursday 11th December, 2014

Forbidden Pilgrimage + Q&A

Forbidden Pilgrimage + Q&A

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Easton Community Cinema (Baggator), The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

An examination of the ways in which Christian holy sites, pilgrimages, and tourism in Palestine are effected by Israeli policies.

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Wednesday 10th December, 2014

Hunger Strike + Shorts

Hunger Strike + Shorts

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Easton Community Cinema (Baggator), The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

This Al Jazeera Arabic/Focus film is about the experiences of Israeli-held Palestinian political prisoners on an open hunger strike to obtain better detention conditions.

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Monday 8th December, 2014

Fire Lines + SHORT

Fire Lines + SHORT

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Easton Community Cinema (Baggator), The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

In December 2010, a forest fire in Mount Carmel near Haifa became the deadliest natural disaster in Israel's history. Over twenty countries responded to the call for help, including, to the surprise of many, the Palestinian Civil Defence...

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Sunday 7th December, 2014

Salt of this Sea + Skype Q&A

Salt of this Sea + Skype Q&A

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Soraya, 28, born and raised in Brooklyn, decides to return to live in Palestine, the country her family was exiled from in 1948. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever...

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Sunday 7th December, 2014

Saken + Intro

Saken + Intro

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon, Bristol, BS1 5TX

In 1980 a young 18-year-old Palestinian fighter called Ibrahim Salameh left his family in Kuwait to join those fighting for Palestinian freedom in Lebanon. Two years after joining the fighters, Ibrahim was shot while on duty leading to his paralysis, ending his dream of being part of the revolution...

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Sunday 7th December, 2014

In conversation with Hind Shoufani

In conversation with Hind Shoufani

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Watershed

Hind Shoufani is a Palestinian writer and filmmaker residing in Dubai. Born in Lebanon, and raised in Amman, Beirut and Damascus, she has been working with written media and audiovisual industries for the past 15 years.

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Saturday 6th December, 2014

Omar + Intro

Omar + Intro

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood...

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Saturday 6th December, 2014

FRINGE Event: Circus to Palestine Fundraiser

FRINGE Event: Circus to Palestine Fundraiser

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: All Hallows Hall, Easton

Dan Swank hosts Bristol's finest, most prestigious and ever-so-serious interpretive dance competition. Wear your finest lycra and register your entry on the night, or come to share in the abundant love and joy of Bristol's best expressionate dancing.

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Saturday 6th December, 2014

Duma + Skype Q&A

Duma + Skype Q&A

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Duma documents Arab women who dare to reveal the sexual abuse they endured in their close circle of family and friends. Together they aim to break the systems of silence which were imposed by family and society.

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Saturday 6th December, 2014

Shebabs of Yarmouk + MIG + QA

Shebabs of Yarmouk + MIG + QA

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon, Bristol, BS1 5TX

In Yarmouk (Syria), the Shebabs, a small group of boys & girls, have been friends since they were teens. Now on the eve of adulthood, they have a genuine thirst for life, while being all confronted to intricate situations.

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Friday 5th December, 2014

Gaza Calling + Land of the Brave + Gaza1920s + Skype Q&A

Gaza Calling + Land of the Brave + Gaza1920s + Skype Q&A

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Samer lives in Ramallah in the West Bank. His family lives in Gaza, one hour away. They have not seen each other for six years. When Mustafa went for a visit to Gaza in 2006, he was 18 years old. He was never allowed to return...

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Wednesday 3rd December, 2014

Cinema Palestine + Q&A

Cinema Palestine + Q&A

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Cube Microplex, Dove St, Bristol BS2 8JD

CINEMA PALESTINE is feature length documentary that explores the life and work of multiple generations of Palestinian filmmakers and media artists.

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Tuesday 18th November, 2014

Omar Screening @ Bath Film Festival

Omar Screening @ Bath Film Festival

Time: 6:45 pm

Location: The Rondo, St. Saviours Road, Bath, BA1 6RT

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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Monday 3rd November, 2014

War Matador

War Matador

Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 am

Location: The Cube, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD

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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Wednesday 24th September, 2014

Open Bethlehem (Exclusive)

Open Bethlehem (Exclusive)

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

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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Sunday 21st September, 2014

Our Souls are Palestinian

Our Souls are Palestinian

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Watershed

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....

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Friday 30th May to Thursday 5th June, 2014

Omar

Omar

Location: Watershed

Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) returns with this action-packed Oscar®-nominated love story set against the backdrop of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a charismatic young Palestinian living in the...

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Sunday 15th December, 2013

Cinema Jenin: The story of a Dream

Cinema Jenin: The story of a Dream

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: The Cube, BS2 8JD

Cinema Jenin is an enlightening documentary account of a tightrope evasion of political, cultural and economic obstacles to resurrect a decrepit Palestinian cinema.

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Sunday 8th December, 2013

Apples of the Golan + The Kite that Caught the Mountain

Apples of the Golan + The Kite that Caught the Mountain

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, BS1 5TX

Apples of the Golan is the story of a village turned prison, full of rappers, rockers and regimes, salsa dancers, holy men and dead fish, traitors, lovers, freedom fighters and their heartbroken mothers all set to the background of the revolution...

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Saturday 7th December, 2013

Infiltrators + Sayadeen + Director Q&A

Infiltrators + Sayadeen + Director Q&A

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, BS1 5TX

This visceral ‘road movie’ chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over the wall...

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Friday 6th December, 2013

When I Saw You (2012) + Director Q&A [Skype]

When I Saw You (2012) + Director Q&A [Skype]

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Watershed, BS1 5TX

A journey full of adventure, love, humour, and the desire to be free, this is a story about that moment in a person's life when he wakes up and finds the whole world is open and everything is possible...

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Friday 29th November, 2013

Resistance Recipes

Resistance Recipes

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Hamilton House, BS1 3QY

Dasa Raimanova, film director (Resistance Recipes) will be preparing mouth-watering recipes inspired by what she learned in Palestine. Dasa will demonstrate how to cook a Palestinian traditional recipe in front of the audience and reveal some of the secrets she picked up during her stay in Palestine...

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Friday 20th September, 2013

Anis Barghouti screens at Encounters

Anis Barghouti screens at Encounters

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Watershed

Locally Sourced Locally Sourced is a showcase from British Council and Scottish Documentary Institute’s ‘Stories of Cities’ series, created as a travelling workshop to get local filmmakers to celebrate where...

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Friday 3rd May to Wednesday 15th May, 2013

London Palestine Film Festival

London Palestine Film Festival

Location: London

Some unmissable UK Premiere docs, art, and archive gems – all coming up at the 2013 London Palestine Film Festival between the 3rd – 15th May, 2013.

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Tuesday 16th April to Tuesday 30th April, 2013

Egypt Now

Egypt Now

Location: Watershed

Currently on show at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is Pharoah: King of Egypt a British Museum Touring Exhibition which explores Egypt’s past, the iconic world of the Pharoahs, and includes many...

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Wednesday 27th February, 2013

To Shoot an Elephant

To Shoot an Elephant

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Easton Community Centre

To Shoot an Elephant (Alberto Arce, Mohammad Rujailah, 2008, Spain, 112 mins) Filmed in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead, this film is an eye-witness account of the atrocities...

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Wednesday 23rd January, 2013

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & MEDIA COURSE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & MEDIA COURSE

Following the success of the 2012 festival The Bristol Palestine Film Festival is running a free digital photography and media course for all abilities.  Covering the basics of digital photography,...

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Wednesday 16th January to Saturday 19th January, 2013

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Bristol Old Vic

This January festival friend, Ken Loach and three other performers are appearing in the production White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at Bristol Old Vic. In this wild, utterly original play from...

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Sunday 16th December, 2012

Free Running Bristol and Gaza

Free Running Bristol and Gaza

Time: 12:45 pm

Location: The Park Centre, Daventry Road, Knowle, BS4 1DQ

Free Running, Gaza depicts the thoughts and dreams behind the first Gaza Parkcour Team, an initiative of two 22–year–old friends, Mohammed al–Jakhbeer and Abdallah Enshsi. The short documentary is proceeded by the opportunity to try Free Running at the new park in Knowle West.

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Thursday 13th December, 2012

In less than 25 minutes…

In less than 25 minutes…

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Hamilton House, BS1 3QY

Cycled powered cinema, smoothies, and an evening of the latest short films on Palestine presented in partnership with Easton Energy Group.

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Sunday 9th December, 2012

Man without a Cellphone + The Choice

Man without a Cellphone + The Choice

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Twenty-something Palestinian-Israeli Jawdat just wants to have fun with his friends, talk on his cellphone and find love. Instead, he navigates unconvincing dates with Muslim, Christian, and Jewish girls, and wrestles with the Hebrew college entrance exam.

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Saturday 8th December, 2012

Habibi + Yala to the Moon

Habibi + Yala to the Moon

Time: 9:00 pm

Location: Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Inspired by the classical love story, ‘Majnun Layla’ (madly in love with Layla), Habibi is the story of a young Bedouin named Qays whose world is turned upside down when Layla’s father refuses to give his blessing for his daughter to marry Qays.

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Saturday 8th December, 2012

The Color of Olives

The Color of Olives

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the Separation Wall. Their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed soldiers. Through a sensitive lens we discover the private world of all eight members of the family.

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Friday 7th December to Thursday 13th December, 2012

5 Broken Cameras + They Came in the Morning

5 Broken Cameras + They Came in the Morning

Location: Watershed, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Although he first bought a camera to film his the birth of his son, Emad Burnat begins to pay more attention to the chaotic scenes taking place in the beautiful landscape outside his house.

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Wednesday 24th October, 2012

Theatre and Conflict

Theatre and Conflict

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft Bristol, Avon BS1

“We do not have the luxury of despair, but the steadfast hope that we can make a change for our children and the generations to come that all of us...

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Monday 6th August, 2012

From West Country to West Bank

From West Country to West Bank

Time: Arts Café, 108a Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU

From West Country to West Bank Palestine Photo-exhibition opens in Bristol in August  Five people from Bristol and Wiltshire visited Palestine ( West Bank ) earlier this year. They were...

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Saturday 19th May, 2012

Palestine Now

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Watershed

Palestine Now Bidisha and Selma Dabbagh Watershed, 19 May 2012, 14.00-15.00 Selma Dabbagh is a British Palestinian writer whose novel, Out of It, is a gripping tale of dispossession and...

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Friday 20th April to Friday 4th May, 2012

London Palestine Film Festival, 2012

London Palestine Film Festival, 2012

The 2012 London Palestine Film Festival will open at the Barbican Cinema on Friday April 20th, and continue for two weeks at the Barbican and at SOAS and UCL venues...

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Tuesday 6th December, 2011

My name is Ahlam + Missing

My name is Ahlam + Missing

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Watershed

A beautifully crafted stop motion animation filmed by Jordanian film maker Tariq Rimawi. Missing opens a window into the effects of conflict on children, and the search for peace in the face of adversity.

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Sunday 4th December, 2011

Amreeka + Eid

Amreeka + Eid

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Watershed

Eid is a Palestinian Bedouin living under Israeli occupation. Ever since he can remember, Eid has picked up scrap materials and turned them into art. By following Eid's creative process, this film celebrates the optimism and integrity which enables him to transform the machinery of occupation into an artistic expression of individuality and hope.

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Saturday 3rd December, 2011

Jaffa: The Orange’s Clockwork

Jaffa: The Orange’s Clockwork

Time: 7:45 pm

Location: Arnolfini

Visually captivating and politically bold, this enticing new film by acclaimed filmmaker Eyal Sivan weaves a rich tapestry of stunning archival material and striking interviews to explore the entwined visual and political history of the Jaffa Orange

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Friday 2nd December, 2011

(No) Laughing Matter + Hassan Everywhere

(No) Laughing Matter + Hassan Everywhere

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Watershed

‘Hassan Everywhere’ a moving tale of two young artists who share a vivid connection to their respective birthplaces Israel and Palestine and who’s passionate friendship, impossible at home, flourished abroad.

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