GetFileAttachmentDublin Premiere

Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ 6:30pm

Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Square

Tickets: €10

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An award-winning Palestinian documentary film, The Wanted 18 is a unique production that combines stop-motion animation, interviews, original drawings and archival footage to bring to life one of the strangest chapters in the history of the Palestine-Israel issue.
During the First Intifada in the 1980s, when Israel seized control of the movement of goods into the heavily-embargoed West Bank, a group of Palestinians from Beit Sahour managed to purchase cows and start a dairy farm to secure their own milk. Israel declared the farm a threat to the state’s national security, forcing the farmers to hide the cows.
Director: Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan / 2015 / Canada & Palestine / 75 minutes
“Highlighting the ridiculous without losing track of the seriousness of all acts of resistance, the film should open minds.” Jay Weissberg, Variety
“The film is funny and serious, it’s one of the greatest films I’ve seen in the past 10 years.”
Intishal Al Timini, Abu Dhabi Film Festival
“Intelligent, funny … but none of the humor and buoyancy detracts from the force of this film.”
Selma Dabbagh, Electronic Intifada
Introduction and post-show Q and A chaired by Irish writer and director Gerry Stembridge.
Hosted by PalFest Ireland ( in association with the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (


The Olive Tree copy

Monday 11th – Saturday 16th July 2016 @ 7:30pm

The New Theatre

43 East Essex Street, Temple Bar

Tickets: €12.50 / 01 670 3361

Written and performed by Katie O’Kelly, directed by Davey Kelleher

From a dull day in Tesco to the dusty fields of Palestine.
In the blink of an eye.
What the fuck just happened?

A rainy day in Dublin. A jaded supermarket employee rips a boycott sticker off a bottle of olive oil. And the Palestinian olive tree of history comes to life before her…The Olive Tree low res

A magic realist journey into the stories and struggles of Palestine, past, present and future.

“Remarkably funny…lyrical and intelligent language makes the political personal” – The Reviews Hub

“O’Kelly performs all the roles with a clean, clear and sharp wit” – No More Workhorse

“A story told with magic and emotional realness” – Pure M Magazine



Wednesday 13th July 2016, 9pm

The Cobblestone pub, Smithfield Square

A great evening of traditional Irish music in the home of trad, The Cobblestone pub in Smithfield. Join some of Ireland’s top musicians, grab a pint and enjoy some trad for Palestine!