CLOSING: Ghost Hunting
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

CLOSING: Ghost Hunting

As a result of being jailed in the Shin Bet’s Al-Moskobiya investigation centre at the age of 18, director Raed Andoni has fragments of memories he cannot determine as real or imagined. In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Andoni decides to try to rebuild that mysterious place.

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Roshmia
Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

Roshmia

An elderly Palestinian refugee couple in a final standoff with the israeli authorities to maintain their lifestyle in Roshmia; the last natural valley in Haifa. Yousef and his wife Amna, who originally descents from the Gypsies of Palestine, have lived in a shack all alone in their eighties since 1956 in what seems to be a life of serenity; far away from the loudness of modern life. Life remains peaceful in Roshmia until the israeli authorities endorse a new road project and order to confiscate their land, demolish the shack and throw them out. A friend of the couple tries to secure a compensation from the municipality but the shack is Yousef’s home that he insists on keeping; living in bliss and comfort as ever, however the negotiations continue and tension grows among the three. Furthermore, and besides the physical displacement and despair they are nearly facing, Yousef and Amna are about to go on separate ways.

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Qatar Delights (Part II)
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Qatar Delights (Part II)

The short films made in Qatar will cross the borders to screen in Palestine in collaboration with our partners in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Jenin, Bethlehem and Gaza. The emerging filmmakers in Qatar will have the opportunity of showcasing their works to public audience and industry professionals in Palestine and engage in Q&A sessions afterwards via video conference.

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Ambulance (2016)
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ambulance (2016)

Ambulance is a raw, first-person account of the war in July 2014. Mohamed Jabaly, a young man from Gaza City joins an ambulance crew as the war approaches. What is it like to live under constant threat? How can Mohamed find his place in a country under siege, where there seems to be no foreseeable future? We experience the war through Mohamed’s eyes, watching directly from the passenger's seat, as he comes of age among dead bodies, terrified families, and the constant risk of sudden death.

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Solomon’s Stone (2015)
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Solomon’s Stone (2015)

Hussein, a Palestinian youngman, receives a letter from the "israeli" post office requesting his presence to receive a package. He later finds out he has to pay 20K dollars in order to collect that package. Hussein’s curiosity drives him to sell everything he owns, despite the outright rejection of his mother, the matter that changes their lives afterwards — The story is an adaptation of the novel 'Blue Light' by the late poet Hussein Barghouty.

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Villa Touma (2014)
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Villa Touma (2014)

Three Christian Palestinian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp. Within the villa’s crumbling walls, the sisters live in their own personal bubbles, each with her own secrets, dreams and failed love story, hidden behind a mask of manners and propriety. When their young niece, Badia, walks into their lives, she challenges their stifling routine and turns their world upside down, obliterating the deadly silence they lived in.

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Palestine Shortcuts
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Palestine Shortcuts

The short Palestinian films will cross the borders to screen in Doha. These emerging filmmakers in will have the opportunity of showcasing their works to public audience and industry professionals in Qatar and engage in Q&A sessions afterwards via video conference.

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3000 Nights (2015)
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

3000 Nights (2015)

Layal, a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested after being falsely accused and sentenced to 8 years of prison. She is transferred to a high security Israeli women’s prison where she encounters a terrifying world in which Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminal inmates. She finds out she's pregnant, the prison director pressures her to choose between abortion and spying on the Palestinian inmates. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.

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Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (2016)
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory (2016)

A meditation on the Palestinian people's struggle to produce an image and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of the Palestine Film Unit as part of the PLO. Unearthing films stored in archives across the world after an unprecedented research and access, the film begins with popular representations of modern Palestine and traces the works of militant filmmakers in reclaiming image and narrative through revolutionary and militant cinema. In resurrecting a forgotten memory of struggle, Off Frame reanimates what is within the frame, but also weaves a critical reflection by looking for what is outside it, or what is off frame.

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The Wanted 18 (2014)
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Wanted 18 (2014)

First Intifada, 1987. Palestinian leaders urge communities to develop alternatives to Israeli products. In response, a group of Palestinian activists start a collective dairy farm with 18 head of cattle. Once their “Intifada milk” gains popularity, the Israeli army orders the farm’s closure, declaring the cows a threat to national security. The activists persevere, hiding the cows in caves and continuing to produce Palestinian milk. This is the story of the most powerful army in the Middle East chasing 18 cows.

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Qatar Delights (Part I)
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Qatar Delights (Part I)

The short films made in Qatar will cross the borders to screen in Palestine in collaboration with our partners in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Haifa, Jenin, Bethlehem and Gaza. The emerging filmmakers in Qatar will have the opportunity of showcasing their works to public audience and industry professionals in Palestine and engage in Q&A sessions afterwards via video conference.

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OPENING: Wajib by Annemarie Jacir (2017)
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

OPENING: Wajib by Annemarie Jacir (2017)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in his mid-sixties living in Nazareth. After his daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spend the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

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