Firefighters under Occupation

Date: Thursday 15th November, 2018
Time: 7:45 pm
Venue: Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN

STOP PRESS….  We are delighted to announce that Jim Malone (see below) is coming to speak and answer questions after the film.  

Tickets available on the night or in advance online or from the Box Office,  open Monday – Saturday, 10am -4pm, tel 01943 467466.

Proudly presented with Otley Film Society.

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 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.

Fire Brigade Union members

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.

Palestinian Fire Brigade

Dir. Ciaran Gibbons, 2016, 100 mins, UK

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