During our month of screenings to Bedouin communities we will open our screenings with a selection of short children’s animations, both Palestinian and international. These shorts are primarily without dialogue to avoid translation issues, and have been chosen for the purpose of visual stimulation for our young audiences, many of whom have never experienced moving image before.
Following this we will screen one of the three feature films listed below, decided on by the audience in question:
We chose Iman Kamel’s documentary, A Nomad’s Home, about female bedouins in the Sinai desert in Egypt, due to requests from our audiences for a film that would show them the lives of bedouins in other countries. Follow the link below for a full synopsis of the film.
Budrus is an award-winning documentary about a Palestinian community organiser, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. We chose this documentary for it’s inspirational success story of non-violent resistance to the effects of the occupation.
I Am In Jerusalem explores life in Jerusalem through the eyes of an eleven year old boy. We chose this film as a way to allow those who no longer have access to Jerusalem due to Israeli imposed restrictions to see the city once again.