2018 Film Festival

Events for the 2018 Film festival

Killing Gaza

Killing Gaza

Killing Gaza chronicles the crushing toll of Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza giving an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world.

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Around the Wall plus Shireen of al-Walaja

Around the Wall plus Shireen of al-Walaja

The latest visit of a UK women’s football team – including Leeds Republica FC players – to the West Bank.   They talk to Palestinian women about the obstacles they face to play football and bring us up to date news of life and the discrimination faced under occupation.

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Naila and the Uprising

Naila and the Uprising

Women are at the forefront when an uprising breaks out in 1987. Naila, an iron-willed young Palestinian woman in Gaza, promotes non-violent struggle and must make a choice between love, family and freedom.

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Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

‘Disturbing the Peace’ follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough”. 

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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

This UK premiere was proudly presented with Leeds International Film Festival. It was also shown on Thursday 8 November 3.30pm and Sunday 11 November 3.30 pm. Sarah, an Israeli, runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it. Muayad Alayan, 2018, 127 minutes, Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico Winner Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award, IFFR 2018. For the screenplay of this film the writer, Rami Alayan, was awarded IFFR’s Special Jury Award for exceptional artistic achievement....

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The Reports of Sarah and Saleem

This UK premiere was proudly presented with Leeds International Film Festival. It was also shown on Thursday 8 November 10.30 am and Saturday 10 November 3.30 pm. Sarah, an Israeli, runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it. Muayad Alayan, 2018, 127 minutes, Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico Winner Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award, IFFR 2018. For the screenplay of this film the writer, Rami Alayan, was awarded IFFR’s Special Jury Award for exceptional artistic achievement....

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