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Fadia's Tree

classified U PS
Film

Until Thu 18 Aug

Director
Sarah Beddington
Details
86 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2021, UK
Primary language
English

While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, Fadia Loubani, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she is denied.

She challenges art filmmaker Sarah Beddington to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence - with only inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon to guide the way. Over the course of the film, Sarah meets with ornithologists whose observations on the homing instincts of the birds inadvertently reveal the unresolved problems of the region.

Spanning fifteen years, Fadia's Tree is a story of a friendship that stays connected across a divided land by adopting a birds’ eye view to reflect on freedom of movement, exile and the hope of return.

  • Screenings of Fadia's Tree on Wed 17 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed