(Thu 8th Dec / 7:30pm / £5/4)
Join us for an engaging evening of film and talks from local groups active in Palestine. The evening will feature the premier of Football Against the Wall exploring how football can build connections between communities across the world. This documentary follows the endeavours of Bristol-based sports team Easton Cowboys as they return to the West Bank for a second time. The film provides an insight into the realities of the occupation as seen by Palestinian and Israeli people.
The Easton Cowboys will be joined by Conor McCormack a Bristol-based
Independent filmmaker who has a track record of making powerful and socially engaging documentaries. Conor will discuss his latest documentary - a short film written in collaboration with Palestinian children and an emotive real life journey through Bethlehem’s fragmented landscape.
Also presenting will be Circus2Iraq, recently returned from Palestine bringing joy and laughter to the people who need it most. Circus to Iraq started out in 2003/4 as a direct and active response to the Iraqi war - performing in community centres, hospitals, schools, streets, houses and refugee camps. Through being silly and playing games they aim to break down the physical and mental barriers that living in a war zone can cause.
This is event is part of the Bristol Palestine Film Festival, 2011. A season of films, animations, poetry and art exploring topics both Palestinian and universally human. See http://www.bristolpff.org.uk
for more details.