Firefighters Under Occupation – film, food and talk night

Date: Friday 24th November, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, LS9 6NL

This event is ‘pay-as-you-feel’ – tickets can be reserved on Eventbrite             7pm Middle Eastern buffet     7.30pm  Film and Q&A

Proudly presented with West Yorkshire Fire Brigade Union (FBU), this special screening of Firefighters Under Occupation will be at the beautifully refurbished Gipton Old Fire Station.

Includes food and Q&A session with the filmmaker/firefighter Ciaran Gibbons and retired firefighter Jim Malone.

Fire Brigade Union members

Background to the film
In 2011 Fire Brigade Union member, Jim Malone was part of a FBU delegation that delivered fire fighting equipment to vastly under resourced firefighters in the West Bank.  This new FBU-supported documentary made by South Wales firefighter and filmmaker, Ciaran Gibbons, follows Malone’s return trip to Palestine in 2015, and captures the moment he sees the donated fire appliance again. It gives a unique insight into the life of firefighters in the world’s longest running military occupation.

Palestinian Fire Brigade

Gibbons not only captures the spirit and passion of the Palestinian fire brigade but offers a fresh perspective on the conflict. Seen through the eyes of a group of everyday heroes rather than those of politicians and pundits, this is the story of firefighters braving much more than fire.

Dir. Ciaran Gibbons, 2016, UK, 100mins

Visit the film’s Facebook page.

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