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This charity depends upon the generous support of individuals and organisations for the continuation of their unique and valuable work. The Festival organisers ask you to join us in supporting them. For information on how to contribute to their work, please visit their website.

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We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting the 2007 Palestine Film Festival:

Nabil Qaddoumi

Art School Palestine
International Arab Charity
The Karim Rida Said Foundation
London Middle East Institute
SOAS Palestine Society
Palestine Film Festival 2007
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The 2007 London Palestine Film Festival runs from Friday April 27th to Thursday May 10th at the Barbican Cinema and SOAS (University of London).

The Festival aims to showcase the finest in films on the subject of Palestine, with a particular focus on new films made by Palestinian writers and directors. Incorporating documentary, experimental, and fiction work, the festival provides a unique forum for the exhibition of a broad range of work by both new and established directors, writers and producers.

In addition to screening over 40 rare, new, and archival films, this year, the Festival is delighted to host some 18 participating artists, activists, scholars, and curators for a unique series of key panel discussions, book launches, and Q & A sessions alongside the screenings.

All profits from the Festival are donated to selected benevolent Palestinian educational and cultural projects. Updated information concerning the 2007 festival program will be maintained on this website. All ticket sales information and bookings can be made through the Barbican Cinema's Website and via this site.

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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 1:
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The 2007 Festival will be opened by Festival patron, the acclaimed Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf Soueif. Following the screenings, Ahdaf Soueif will chair a panel discussion with emerging Palestinian filmmakers Najwa Najjar and Sameh Zoabi.
Special Opening Session on Emerging Palestinian Fiction Directors:

click for more information Title | West.. East
Director | Rina Khoury /2006
Running Time | 8 minutes

click for more information Title | Make a Wish
Director | Cherien Dabis /2006
Running Time | 12 minutes

click for more information Title | Be Quiet
Director | Sameh Zoabi /2005
Running Time | 19 minutes

click for more information Title | Yasmine Tughani (Yasmine’s Song)
Director | Najwa Najjar /2006
Running Time | 21 minutes

NB: As only limited tickets are available for this opening session, it will be repeated on Saturday 28th at 17:15 in Barbican Cinema 3.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
15:00
click for more information Title | The Seventh Dog
Director | Zeina Durra /2005
Running Time | 20 minutes

click for more information Title | Paradise Now
Director | Hany Abu-Assad /2005
Running Time | 90 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
17:15
Special Session on Emerging Palestinian Fiction Directors:

click for more information Title | West.. East
Director | Rina Khoury /2006
Running Time | 8 minutes

click for more information Title | Make a Wish
Director | Cherien Dabis /2006
Running Time | 12 minutes

click for more information Title | Be Quiet
Director | Sameh Zoabi /2005
Running Time | 19 minutes

click for more information Title | Yasmine Tughani (Yasmine’s Song)
Director | Najwa Najjar /2006
Running Time | 21 minutes

Followed by Panel Discussion on Emerging Palestinian Fiction Cinema, chaired by Mike Dibb and with the participation of directors Najwa Najjar and Sameh Zoabi.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
19:30
Special Session: Two Generations of Palestinian Political Filmmaking:

click for more information Title | Palestine, Summer 2006
Director | The Palestinian Filmmakers' Collective /2006
Running Time | 40 minutes (13 x 3min shorts)

click for more information Title | They Do Not Exist
Director | Mustafa Abu Ali /1974
Running Time | 24 minutes

Followed by Panel Discussion on Current and Past Concerns of Palestinian Political Fimmaking, chaired by Sheila Whitaker and with the participation of directors Mustafa Abu Ali and Palestinian Filmmakers' Collective co-founder Ismail Habbash.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
18:15
Special Session: Socialist Anti-Zionism: Now and Then:

click for more information Title | Our Kuffiyyah in London
Director | Dalia al-Kury /2007
Running Time | 5 minutes

click for more information Title | Matzpen - Anti-Zionist Israelis
Director | Eran Torbiner /2003
Running Time | 54 minutes

Followed by Panel Discussion on the issues raised by the documentary chaired by Nira Yuval-Davis and with the participation of Director Eran Torbiner, Matzpen-founder Moshe Machover, and Palestinian socialist activist Adel Samara.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
20:30
click for more information Title | Ligne Verte
Director | Laurent Mareschal /2005
Running Time | 3 minutes

click for more information Title | The Last Supper - Abu Dis
Director | Issa Freij /2005
Running Time | 26 minutes

click for more information Title | Palestine Blues
Director | Nida Sinnokrot /2006
Running Time | 72 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
18:00
Special Double-Bill: Classic Syrian Documentaries

click for more information Title | The Dream
Director | Mohammad Malas /1982
Running Time | 47 minutes

click for more information Title | A Plate of Sardines - Or the First Time I Heard of Israel
Director | Omar Amiralay /1997
Running Time | 17 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
19:30
click for more information Title | The Specialist
Director | Eyal Sivan /1999
Running Time | 128 minutes

Followed by Q & A session with director Eyal Sivan, chaired by Dr Eyal Weizman.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
18:00
click for more information Title | Leila Khaled - Hijacker
Director | Lina Makboul /2007
Running Time | 58 minutes

click for more information Title | 'Arus el-Jaleel
Director | Basel Tannous /2006
Running Time | 50 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
20:00
Special Session: Video Art and Palestine

click for more information Title | Happy Days
Director | Larissa Sansour /2006
Running Time | 3 minutes

click for more information Title | Chic Point - Fashion For Israeli Checkpoints
Director | Sharif Waked /2003
Running Time | 7 minutes

click for more information Title | Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y
Director | Johan Grimonprez /1997
Running Time | 68 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
18:30
Special Session: Oral History - The Nakba and Beyond

click for more information Title | Impermanent
Director | Mario Rizzi /2006
Running Time | 15 minutes

click for more information Title | The Fourth Room
Director | Nahed Awwad /2005
Running Time | 25 minutes

click for more information Title | A Journey
Director | Lamia Joreige /2006
Running Time | 41 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
20:00
Special Session: Exile and Return

click for more information Title | Galoot
Director | Asher de Bentolila Tlalim /2003
Running Time | 97 minutes

Followed by Panel Discussion on issues raised by the film chaired by Karma Nabulsi and with the participation of Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin and Director Asher de Bentolila Tlalim.


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
18:15
click for more information Title | Save and Burn
Director | Julian Samuel /2004
Running Time | 80 minutes


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Venue | Barbican, Cinema 3:
20:00
Special Session: Media, Cultures, and Representation

click for more information Title | Reel Bad Arabs – How Hollywood Vilifies a People
Director | The Media Education Foundation /2006
Running Time | 55 minutes

Followed by Book Launch and Talk with Prof. Ella Shohat: Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices (2006: Duke University Press)

Click for more information on the book launchTaboo Memories, Diasporic Voices brings together for the first time a selection of Ella Shohat's trailblazing essays. Written over the past two decades, these twelve essays-some classic, some less known, some new-trace a powerful intellectual trajectory as Shohat rigorously teases out the consequences of a deep critique of Eurocentric epistemology. Taboo Memories, Diasporic Voices not only illuminates many of the concerns that have animated the study of cultural politics over the past two decades, it also points toward new scholarly possibilities

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Venue | SOAS SOAS Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT):
18:00
Special Session: Book Launch with Ella Shohat: Flagging Patriotism

Book talk and signing with Festival guest, Prof. Ella Shohat (NYU). Flagging Patriotism (2006: Routledge, co-authored with Robert Stam).

Click for more information on the book launchWhile many books focus on Anti-Americanism, and many on patriotism, Flagging Patriotism audaciously links the two issues… The authors reframe the usual "why do they hate-us" question, asking how do other nations love themselves, and how is that self-love linked to their views of the US? Is love of country "monogamous," or can one love many countries? In the age of imperial democracy, how can Americans learn from international critics, but also point out that anti-Americans "get it wrong?"…The book scores both the anti-French hysteria of the right and the submerged narcissism of some French Anti-Americanism. The boisterous superpatriots, meanwhile, are exposed as not being patriots at all.

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Venue | SOAS KLT:
14:00
click for more information Title | Out of Place – Memories of Edward Said
Director | Sato Makoto /2005
Running Time | 137 minutes


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Venue | SOAS KLT:
15:00
click for more information Title | Still Life
Director | Diana Allan /2005
Running Time | 23 minutes

click for more information Title | Gaza – Another Kind of Tears
Director | Abed el Salam Shehada /2006
Running Time | 50 minutes


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Venue | SOAS KLT:
18:00
click for more information Title | A Palestinian Woman
Director | Andrew Courtney & Emily Perry /2006
Running Time | 24 minutes

click for more information Title | Bil’in Habibti
Director | Shai Carmeli-Pollak /2006
Running Time | 85 minutes


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Venue | SOAS KLT:
18:00
click for more information Title | The Colour of Olives
Director | Carolina Rivas /2006
Running Time | 97 minutes


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Venue | SOAS KLT:
18:00
click for more information Title | Offside
Director | Daniel Sivan & Dorit Tadir /2006
Running Time | 12 minutes

click for more information Title | The Iron Wall
Director | Mohammad Alatar /2006
Running Time | 52 minutes


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To book tickets online, please follow the links to secure online purchase pages next to each film listed in the schedule. Alternatively, to book by telephone, please contact the Barbican Box Office:

Barbican box office number:   020 7638 8891


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