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on Sunday 10th December. The event starts at 18:00.
*Due to high demand, a second screening has now been added. Tickets to the 6pm screening have sold out, but tickets to the 8:15pm screening are now available.*
Bristol Palestine Film Festival presents:
GAZA (+ DIRECTOR Q&A)
A benefit screening in aid of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Sunday 10th December
Screening 1: 6:00 - 8:00 (including short break + Q&A)
Screening 2: 8:15 - 9:45pm (No Q&A
Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre, 27 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2HG
£8.50 (£5 concessions)
It’s hard to imagine anybody living a normal life in the Gaza Strip. Frequently labelled as the world’s largest open-air prison, this tiny piece of land has been reduced to an image of violence, chaos and destruction. So, what do the people do when they’re not under siege? This elegantly shot and masterfully crafted portrait of Palestinian life offers a rare chance to be immersed in the heart of Gaza, as we glimpse behind the walls of this misunderstood land to get to know the real people who inhabit it. Inside a Gaza City taxi, we meet a teacher, a student and a barber, who all share their dreams and daily predicaments with the driver, Ahmed, using surprising humour and candour. Ahmed could take them anywhere except that a decade old blockade makes it nearly impossible to leave the enclave.
Followed by a Q&A with Director Garry Keane.
At all events we will be selling festival merch, artwork and unique products designed by talented Palestinian creatives. This year all profits will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). In addition all donations received by BristolPFF, through HeadFirst or at screenings, will be passed directly to MAP.