Events Archive

Here you will find a chronological list of all past events which we have organised. For a list of all the past festivals and special projects see the Programme Archive page.

  • Sunday 30th September, 2018

    Scalarama Screening of ‘The Wanted 18’
    Time: 3:00 pm
    Venue: Woodhouse Community Centre, 197 Woodhouse Street, LS6 2NY
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  • Sunday 5th August, 2018

    100 Years of Suffrage – Screening of “Shireen of al-Walaja”
    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Venue: Aire Place Studios
    A pedal powered screening of ‘Shireen of al-Walaja’. →More
  • Saturday 3rd March, 2018

    International Women’s Day 2018
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    Find out more about International Women’s Day events 3-10 March 2018 →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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • Saturday 11th March, 2017

    The Promised Band
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Blackwells Bookshop cafe, LS2 9HJ
    The moving true story of an attempt to create dialogue and friendship between Israeli and Palestinian women, using the device of a rock band to help them cross physical, legal and cultural barriers. The women’s lives are deeply affected, in unexpected ways. →More
  • Sunday 5th March, 2017

    3000 Nights
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Hyde Park Picture House, LS6 1JD
    Layla is an ordinary young Palestinian school teacher, arrested on false charges and incarcerated with criminals in a high security Israeli women’s prison. Somehow she manages to transcend the bleakness of her situation. →More
  • Friday 9th December, 2016

    Flying Paper + Return to Seifa
    Venue: Woodhouse Community Centre
    An uplifting story of Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. →More
  • Tuesday 6th December, 2016

    Speed Sisters
    Venue: Hyde Park Picture House
    This film follows the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. →More
  • Thursday 1st December, 2016

    Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers + Q&A
    Venue: Otley Courthouse
    This documentary film is about a women’s football tour to the West Bank. It’s about football, and so much more. →More
  • Tuesday 29th November, 2016

    Rough Stage
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Perform 1, Leeds Beckett Calverley
    An artist at heart, Maher, electrical engineer and former political prisoner wants to stage a contemporary dance performance in Ramallah. His family disapprove, money’s a problem and cultural problems intercede. Will he realise his dream despite barriers, both political and cultural? Toomas Jarvet’s Rough Stage employs breathtaking desert scenes and urban locations, set as a backdrop to Maher’s art. →More
  • Friday 25th November, 2016

    Epicly Palestine’d + Q & A and The Idol
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Heart
    A film about skateboarding in Palestine and The Idol, a moving, defiantly uplifting biopic of Muhammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who became a worldwide TV sensation in 2013 →More
  • Monday 21st November, 2016

    The Promised Band
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Venue: Shine
    The moving true story of an attempt to create dialogue and friendship between Israeli and Palestinian women, using the device of a rock band to help them cross physical, legal and cultural barriers. The women’s lives are deeply affected, in unexpected ways. →More
  • Saturday 19th November, 2016

    The Great Book Robbery
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Blackwells Bookshop cafe
    When Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, Israeli soldiers were accompanied by librarians as they entered Palestinian homes in many towns and villages. Their mission was to collect as many valuable books and manuscripts as possible. →More
  • Friday 4th November, 2016

    Ambulance
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Everyman Leeds
    While many young people dream of leaving Gaza, Mohamed Jabaly, 24, wants to help. He aspires to make films, despite the lack of water and electricity, and closed borders that are part of “normal” everyday life under the seven-year Israeli blockade of Gaza. →More
  • Tuesday 15th December, 2015

    Open Bethlehem
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Hyde Park Picture House
    Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her hometown, soon to be encircled by a wall. →More
  • Thursday 10th December, 2015

    On the Side of the Road + Q & A
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Hamara Centre
    This documentary by Israeli journalist Lia Tarachansky examines the collective Israeli denial about the expulsion and displacement of Palestinians in the wake of the 1948 war for independence. →More
  • Friday 4th December, 2015

    Divine Intervention
    Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Venue: HEART Centre
    This surreal black comedy made by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman records a day in the life of a Palestinian living in Nazareth, whose girlfriend lives several checkpoints away in the West Bank city of Ramallah. →More
  • Saturday 28th November, 2015

    Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers + Q & A
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Carriageworks
    The film follows two UK women’s football teams as they visit teams across the West Bank, even playing the Palestinian U19s team in the national stadium. →More
  • Monday 23rd November, 2015

    Two Blue Lines
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Beckett Studio
    Shot over a period of 32 years, this documentary examines the human and political situation of Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israel to the present day. →More
  • Tuesday 17th November, 2015

    Amreeka
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Seven Arts Centre
    This lighthearted film chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. →More
  • Sunday 15th November, 2015

    The Wanted 18
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Venue: Leeds Town Hall
    This winning mix of documentary and clay-animation offers an unexpectedly humorous account of a West Bank town’s experience of the first Intifada, a subject that doesn’t usually generate a lot of laughs in cinema. →More

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