Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021

Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021

Season

Please note: this season finished in Dec 2021

Bristol Palestine Film Festival returns for another year to share powerful Palestinian stories through film, in independent venues across the city. The festival takes place across the city over nine days, from Sat 4 to Sun 12 Dec , starting with a play, The Shroud Maker, at The 1532 Performing Arts Centre, followed by a programme of film screenings and events here at Watershed, and other venues including The Cube, and the Palestine Museum.

There will be a mix of shorts, features and documentaries, showcasing the best of Palestinian cinema today.

Screenings at Watershed start on Fri 10 Dec with the funny and observational documentary, Mayor – a real-life political saga about Musa Hadid, the mayor of Ramallah. On Sat 11 Dec there will be a showing of The Stranger about an unlicensed doctor going through an existential crisis, who encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria. There will be a Q&A with the Director, Ameer Fakher Eldin after the film.

Drop into Sunday with a matinee screening of 200 Metres, an action-packed drama about a man separated from his family by the segregation wall who must do all it takes to reach his son, who has been in an accident. This will be followed by Between Heaven and Earth, a drama based on a true story about a couple that decide to file for divorce, but are confronted by a staggering discovery, which sends them on a road trip. There will be a Q&A with the Director, Najwa Najjar after the screening.

Enjoy a weekend of thought-provoking and entertaining films giving a fresh perspective on Palestinian experiences.

To see the full programme, visit: https://bristolpff.org.uk


Previous events in this season

Between Heaven and Earth

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
Between Heaven and Earth
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021
Film
At the courthouse to get a divorce a couple uncover a staggering discovery, which sends them on a road trip exploring the loss and betrayal of the past.

200 Meters

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
200 Meters
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021
Film
An action-packed drama, 200 Meters tells the story of Mustafa and his wife Salwa, who live 200 metres apart in villages separated by the West Bank wall.

The Stranger

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
The Stranger
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021
Film
In a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the life of a desperate unlicensed doctor who is going through an existential crisis, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria.

Mayor

classified 18 S Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2021
Mayor
Please note: This was screened in Dec 2021
Film
Mayor is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office.