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Bristol Palestine Film Festival

Two great Palestinian film nights at the Museum.

We are delighted to announce that we are again working with the Bristol Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) this year and showing two great films in the Museum:

Tuesday 6th December at 8pm (Doors 7.30): Palestinian Short Films Night (103mins)

The BPFF shorts programme is a night packed with a selection of compelling short films from different genres, including animation, documentary, and comedy. It displays the talent of Palestinian filmmakers and their interrogation of their identity, culture and struggle for freedom.

Our shorts programme this year consists of seven films: By the Sea, The Living of the Pigeons, Mariam, TAQI, Night, Siri Miri and Wifi Rider.

Book tickets here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2022-12-06&event_id=81371 event_password=70qg5wn178

Thursday 8th December at 8pm (Doors 7.30): Fadia’s Tree (84 mins)

Followed by a Q&A with the director, Sarah Beddington

While millions of birds migrate freely in the skies, Fadia, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon, yearns for the ancestral homeland she is denied. She challenges the film’s director, Sarah Beddington to find an ancient mulberry tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence – with only inherited memories, a blind man and a two-headed dragon as her guides. Along the way, Sarah meets with ornithologists whose observations on the homing instincts of the birds inadvertently reveal the unresolved problems of the region.

Spanning 15 years, this is a story of a friendship that stays connectedacross a divided land and a fragmented people, adopting a birds’ eye perspective to reflect on freedom of movement, exile, and the hope of return.

Sarah Beddington is a visual artist and filmmaker based in London. Her works in film and video, sculpture, performance and public art, explore the overlaps between the historical, the mythical and the everyday, often focusing on journeys and migration.

She has completed many multi and single-screen film and video works that have been shown internationally in film festivals, museums, non-profit spaces and galleries. Fadia’s Tree is Beddington’s first feature length film.

Book tickets here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2022-12-08&event_id=81372 event_password=fa6li3fqxa


Tickets for both nights are £8.50 or £5 for concessions. We recommend buying your tickets in advance using the links above.

We hope to see you there and look forward to hosting more events in 2023.

Remember, we are open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am till 6pm. We have lots of great original and fair trade Palestinian products for sale, including a range of t-shirts plus ceramics, earrings, necklaces, bottled sand art, keyrings and kuffiyehs bought directly from Hebron and all at great prices. Ideal for presents.

Stay safe and well.
In solidarity,
Everyone at the PMCC

Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre
27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG

BASE Arts Collective and Avon Gleaning Network present: The Gleaners and I

BASE Cafe Collective has, for a long time, provided filling and yummy Sunday meals, a lot of which comes from gleaned produce – from field and shop alike.

On Sunday 11th after the Cafe’s meal, BASE Arts Collective and Avon Gleaning Network will be screening The Gleaners and I, Agnes Varda’s poem to the waste-saver, the stooper in the field, the bin-diver.

We’ll do a short intro to the Gleaning Network and what they’ve achieved in only a couple of years, saving tonnes and tonnes of produce from going to waste. This produce is then redistributed to charitable food projects who are supporting people experiencing food insecurity.

This is the right time to talk about food waste. At Christmas, binned food usually amounts to 42 million dishes of Christmas dinner…

You never know, you may organise your first bin-dive or glean on the crisp morning of the 12th ;)

TRAILER: https://mubi.com/films/the-gleaners-i/trailer

Powerlands Film and Discussion with Director Thursday 29th September

Hosted by Bristol Rising Tide, 7pm Thursday 29th September

This event is free, but please sign up on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/powerlands-screening-at-base-community-co-op-tickets-400785910447 so we can keep track of numbers.

This is a really strong film and a chance to meet (and possibly pose a question to) its director and producer: ‘London Mining Network is excited to bring director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso & producer Jordan Flaherty to the UK for a screening tour of the film Powerlands. The film touches on many of London Mining Network’s key messages and features communities we have been working with for many years around the Cerrejon mine in Colombia.Starting 21 September, Ivey Camille and Jordan will be presenting the film and answering questions at a number of venues across the country. See https://londonminingnetwork.org/powerlands-uk-screening…/ for the full list of dates and locations.—-A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec. More here: www.powerlands.org

Powerlands is a documentary feature about global, interconnected indigenous resistance to resource colonialism.
Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation.
Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybdnhdp43g

This film is in seven languages, including several Indigenous languages rarely captured on film: English, Diné, Spanish, Wayuu, Visayan, Blaan, and Zapotec.

Featured on Democracy Now. Winner, Best US Feature, American Documentary & Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) 2022, Best Environmental Film, Arizona International Film Festival 2022. Selected, Firelight Media Documentary Lab. Finalist, Chicken and Egg Project Hatched.