Join us for a diverse and thought-provoking programme of 9 short films by both young and established Palestinian filmmakers. The first part of the programme reflects directly on the events of the Nakba (the 1948 Catastrophe) and the dream of return through animation, oral testimony and digital technology. The second part explores contemporary experiences, through traditional documentary, docu-drama and the film essay.
The screening will be introduced by Dr Anandi Ramamurthy, Sheffield Hallam University (Creative Interruptions, AHRC) and followed by post-screening discussions with Dani Abulhawa (Sheffield), Organised in collaboration with Cinema Palestino Sheffield
Running from 11th to 28th November, in both the Showroom and the Void, there are some moving, funny and inspiring films this year. Please see the cinema Palestino blog for full progamme details
The Great Book Robbery tells the story of the books found in houses from which the ’48 generation were forced to flee. Under lock and key in Jerusalem they are now the property of absentees….
The Wanted 18, 2014, 75mins, 16.00
In 1988 the citizens of the Palestinian village, Beit Sahour, became tired of having to buy Israeli milk, with all the control that implied, and bought 18 cows from a sympathetic kibbutz (collective farm). …It won Best Documentary awards at both the Abu Dhabi and Carthage Film Festivals.
Love, Theft and Other Entanglements,
…, Mousa is desperate for money to bribe his way to an exit visa. He steals a car. But it’s absolutely the wrong car. In the boot is a kidnapped Israeli soldier. ….
The film was festival-nominated: for Best First Feature at Berlin, New Director’s Showcase Award at Seattle, and International New Talent Competition, Grand Prize at Taipei.