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Bristol Palestine Film Festival will take place 4-12 December 2021. We will be screening a mix of shorts, feature films and documentaries in independent venues such as Watershed, The Cube, and The Bristol Palestine Museum. As well as the film screenings, we are delighted to have a play in our festival line-up for the first time: The Shroud Maker, written and directed by Ahmed Masoud, our BPFF 2019 writer in residence. We are excited to be back in cinemas again and hope you will join us for another year of powerful Palestinian stories on film.

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Programme

Saturday 4th December, 2021

The Shroud Maker

The Shroud Maker

Location: 1532 Performing Arts Centre, Clifton, BS8 1SJ

A play written and directed by Ahmed Masoud Performed by Julia Tarnoky

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Sunday 5th December, 2021

Gaza Mon Amour

Gaza Mon Amour

Time: 1:30 pm

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

Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham. One night Issa discovers an ancient phallic statue of Apollo in his fishing nets and takes it home under the cover of darkness. As Issa works up the confidence to talk to Siham, will the Hamas authorities find out about the shameful statue before he succeed in declaring his love to Siham.

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Wednesday 8th December, 2021

Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege)

Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege)

Time: 7:30 pm

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

During the Syrian civil war, the district of Yarmouk, which is home to thousands of displaced Palestinians, became the scene of dramatic and ferocious fighting. This filmed diary documents the daily life of the besieged inhabitants of the world’s largest Palestinian refugee camp.

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Thursday 9th December, 2021

Palestinian Shorts

Palestinian Shorts

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Five short films: Blacklisted, Trumpets in the Sky, 3 Logical Exits, Maradona's Legs, The Present.

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Friday 10th December, 2021

Mayor

Mayor

Time: 5:40 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Rd, BS1 5TX

A real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city’s Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. 

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Friday 10th December, 2021

Fedayin: Georges Abdallah’s Fight

Fedayin: Georges Abdallah’s Fight

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Following the story of Georges Abdallah – Lebanese communist, fighter for Palestine and one of the longest held political prisoners in Europe – and the defiant followers campaigning for his release.

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Saturday 11th December, 2021

The Stranger

The Stranger

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Rd, BS1 5TX

The life of a desperate unlicensed doctor who is going through an existential crisis in the occupied Golan Heights, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria.

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Saturday 11th December, 2021

Costa Brava, Lebanon

Costa Brava, Lebanon

Time: 7:30 pm

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

The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution of Beirut by seeking refuge in the mountains. Lebanon’s toxic waste soon catches up with them and they face a choice between leaving and resistance.

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Sunday 12th December, 2021

200 Meters

200 Meters

Time: 2:40 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Rd, BS1 5TX

200 Meters tells the story of Mustafa and his wife Salwa, who live 200 metres apart in villages separated by the wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is turned back on a technicality.

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Sunday 12th December, 2021

Between Heaven and Earth

Between Heaven and Earth

Time: 5:20 pm

Location: Watershed, 1 Canons Rd, BS1 5TX

Based on a true story, the film follows Salma and Tamer, who have been married for the past five years, and living in the Palestinian Territory. When the couple decide to split, Tamer is given a three-day permit to cross the Israeli checkpoint for the first time, and file for divorce in the courts in Nazareth. At the courthouse, they are confronted with a staggering discovery, a secret which sends Salma and Tamer on a road trip exploring the loss and betrayal of the past, and of themselves.

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Sunday 12th December, 2021

Advocate

Advocate

Time: 7:30 pm

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

Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to freedom fighters, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a controversial Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel is engaged in a tireless fight for justice in a court system that discriminates against Palestinians.

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Advocate film posterProgramme 2021

Advocate

Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to freedom fighters, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.…
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November 9, 2021
Mayor film posterProgramme 2021

Mayor

A real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second…
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November 8, 2021
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