THE SEA BETWEEN US / INFILTRATORS
Saturday 9th July, 3pm
Lecture Hall, O’Reilly Theatre
Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1
Tickets: €7 on the door
The Sea Between Us was filmed in Lesvos, Greece at the start of this year. It portrays some of the women, men and children journeying across the Aegean Sea, seeking refuge and lives of less precarity and the reflections of those working in solidarity with them.After the film there will be a 12 minute sequence entitled The Border that reflects the devastating impacts of border closures and the narratives of some of those now stuck in limbo in Idomeni, Greece.Caoimhe Butterly (Director/Producer), Marcelo Biglia (Cinematography), Tristan Hutchinson (Editing) and Killian Fitzgerald (Post Production Sound) / 2016 / 47 Minutes
Infiltrators is a visceral and haunting “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians as they seek routes through, under, around, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers erected by Israel in the West Bank/Jerusalem area, including the 7-meter-high wall. Filmmaker Jarrar follows this high stakes “game” of cat and mouse with a handheld video camera.Jarrarʼs raw debut documentary was a standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival.Winner:
- Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, Dubai International Film Festival
- Special Jury Prize, Dubai International Film Festival
- Best Director, FIPRESCI Documentary, International Critics’ Prize, Dubai International Film Festival
Director Khaled Jarrar / 2012 / 70 Minutes
THE WANTED 18
Wednesday 13th July 2016 @ 6:30pm
Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield Square
To book tickets, please click hereAn 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 minutesWatch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nupeuvo40OQ“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 IntifadaIntroduction and post-show Q and A chaired by Irish writer and director Gerry Stembridge.
Saturday 16th July, 6pm
The Pearse Centre
27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Tickets: €6 on the door
A World Not Ours is an intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory.
Written and directed by Mahdi Fleifel, Produced by Patrick Campbell / 93 Minutes
The screening will also show the short film Xenos. In 2010, Abu Eyad and other young Palestinian men from the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon traveled with smugglers through Syria and Turkey into Greece. Like so many other migrants, they came looking for a way into Europe but found themselves trapped in a country undergoing economic, political, and social collapse.
Written and directed by Mahdi Fleifel, Produced by Patrick Campbell / 13 Minutes