"Sell out warning! “Once you see behind the veil of security, of law, of order, you cannot unsee what lies there” - The Law and the Prophets lays bare the realities of Israel’s multi-layered mechanisms of control in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and amplifies the voices of those fighting to resist. Vital documentary viewing from Palestine Film Festival."
Join the Headfirst mailing list for our unbiased recommendations.
See event details
held at The Cube
on Thursday 7th December. The event starts at 19:30.
Bristol Palestine Film Festival presents:
THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS (+ Q&A with Abdelfattah Abusrour and Jonathan Cook)
Film details: Director: Joshua Vis | Genre: Documentary | Year: 2023 | Location: Palestine | Duration: 114 mins | Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Thursday 7th December
7:30 - 10:10pm (including short break + Q&A)
The Cube, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD
£8.50 (£5 concessions)
Meet the brave and determined individuals working to expose the destructive, unjust, and sometimes invisible ways in which Israel exploits and oppresses Palestinians. Since June 1967, Israel has controlled the lives of the Palestinians living in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Over the course of fifty years, this control has become more sophisticated, more systematic, and harder to recognize. This film shines a light on those struggling to fight the injustices embedded within the Israeli occupation of Palestinians in the West Bank and those living in Israel.
The film will be followed by a short Q&A with Jonathan Cook.
Jonathan Cook is an award-winning British journalist. He was based in Nazareth, Israel, for 20 years. He returned to the UK in 2021. He is the author of three books on the Israel-Palestine conflict and was awarded the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism in 2011.
Abdelfattah Abusrour is founder and director of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, established in 1998 in Aida refugee camp-Bethlehem. His concept and philosophy “Beautiful Resistance”, using performing and visual arts, culture and education, is a creative and peaceful expression in situations of oppression and trauma to provide possibilities to save lives and inspire hope and build peace within individuals to be peace builders in their communities and beyond. He started working with children, youth and later adults, focused also on mothers and women. Mobile Beautiful Resistance program, using theatre, dance, photography, Filming, Games library (play bus) touring all over the West Bank-Palestine to train trainers and connect with other Palestinian communities and marginalized areas. Abusrour is an author, actor, and theatre director, with a PhD in Biological and Medical Engineering from France in 1993. In 2005, he abandoned his career in Biology because he believed in the power of arts and culture as pure humanity where stereotypes vanish and people are on equal grounds. These are the bridges that people can build together as equals to shape a better future for all the generations to come. Abusrour is the first Ashoka Fellow-Social Entrepreneur in Palestine, and he is a Synergos - social innovator fellow. The organization he founded, Alrowwad cultural and arts society was awarded Stars Foundation Impact Award in 2017. He served on the boards of many Palestinian organizations. Dr Abusrour have done conferences and practical workshops in different countries using Beautiful Resistance, to empower people through building peace within themselves, and be active change-makers, and instead of waiting for miracles to happen, be able to act and provoke miracles to happen. Dr Abusrour was secretary for preparatory conference Bethlehem, Cultural capital of the Arab World 2020, and Co-Director of Bethlehem Cultural Festival. In the last 7 years, Dr Abusrour have conducted practical workshops in Finland, Spain,
Estonia, and UK as well as in the Middle East.
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.