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.
Everyone at the PMCC
Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre
27 Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HG