2017 Film Festival

This was our third festival. Our first film shown in collaboration with Leeds International Film Festival ‘Gaza Surf Club’ was opened this year by Leeds Lord Mayor, Councillor Jane Dowson.  We showed mainly documentaries this year, with several speakers including filmmakers of three of the films shown.

  • Monday 13th November, 2017

    Gaza Surf Club
    Time: 8:15 pm
    Venue: The Albert Room, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD
    The world of Gaza’s surfing enthusiasts, where a formidable resilience pulses within a beleaguered population. →More
  • Wednesday 15th November, 2017

    Gaza Surf Club
    Time: 6:30 pm
    Venue: The Albert Room, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, LS1 3AD
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  • Saturday 18th November, 2017

    The Occupation of the American Mind – film & talk
    Time: 5:00 pm
    Venue: Carriageworks, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD
    The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, focusing on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters, lead singer of rock band Pink Floyd. →More
  • Friday 24th November, 2017

    Firefighters Under Occupation – film, food and talk night
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Venue: The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL
    Lack of even the most basic firefighting equipment prompted the FBU to contact Palestinian firefighters several years ago. Now a new film traces what happened when one FBU member returned. →More
  • Sunday 26th November, 2017

    The Time that Remains
    Time: 3:30 pm
    Venue: Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD
    ‘The Time That Remains’ is a semi-biographical drama written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman in 2009. It gives an account of the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present by following strands of his and his father’s lives. →More
  • Thursday 30th November, 2017

    The Idol
    Time: 7:45 pm
    Venue: Otley Courthouse
    The Idol is a moving, defiantly uplifting biopic of Muhammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who became a worldwide TV sensation in 2013. →More
  • Saturday 2nd December, 2017

    Balls, Barriers & Bulldozers – film & talk
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Venue: The Red Shed, 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX
    Balls, Barriers & Bulldozers is a documentary film about a women’s football tour to the West Bank in 2014. The tour aimed to build solidarity with women footballers in Palestine and for the UK teams (including Leeds based Republica women’s team) to learn about life under occupation. →More
  • Saturday 2nd December, 2017

    The Occupation of the American Mind
    Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Venue: https://www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk/
    The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, focusing on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters, lead singer of rock band Pink Floyd. →More
  • Friday 8th December, 2017

    Existence is Resistance
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Venue: Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, LS7 3LW
    Join us for an evening of film and conversation on the theme of ‘Sumud’ – literally ‘steadfastness’ – with three short films and a photographic exhibition of Sumud posters from the Separation Wall in Bethlehem. →More
  • Saturday 9th December, 2017

    Film Maker as Activist – an afternoon of short films and discussion with Jon Pullman
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Venue: Blackwells Bookshop, 21 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9HJ
    In a period of such catastrophic human displacement in the Middle East, few people realise that the largest single refugee population in the world remains that of the Palestinians, ejected from their lands in 1948. This film shows how these long-term dispossessed and stateless people a largely forgotten reality.   →More

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