Saken + Intro

Saken + Intro

classified 18 S

Bristol Palestine Film Festival


Please note: This was screened in Dec 2014

Sandra Madi
90 mins, Subtitled, 2014, Palestine

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. This touching observational documentary examines the unlikely friendship forged by Ibrahim and his companion and caretaker Walid, an Egyptian man who came to Jordan to find work, unaware that his path would cross with Ibrahim’s. Together, over time, they would experience one of the strongest bonds two human beings could share. Shot mainly in the PLO military hospital room which Ibrahim and Walld have shared for more than a decade, Saken is a film about friendship, sacrifice and how some people’s destinies are inexcticably linked and hard to be broken and tackles wider questions about the Palestinian liberation movement.

With an introduction by Festival Director David Owen.

Ticket prices: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions.