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1:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Red Gallery
R3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT, London, London

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East End Film Festival presents an entire day of cinema and talks, exploring Palestine and the Palestinian experience. From touching stories of Palestinian youth to the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, and from an in depth exploration of the Palestinian peace process to a poetic journey back to the homeland, these are films that speak to the length and breadth of the Palestinian experience and its diaspora, with contributions from experts and filmmakers. An unmissable day of eye opening cinema. The day will involve talks with experts from the Palestinian filmmaking community and beyond.

The programme – taking place at Red Gallery in Shoreditch on Sunday 22nd June 2014 – includes the UK premiere of My Love Awaits Me By The Sea, Mais Darwazah’s poetic documentary, inspired by the work of artist and writer Hasan Hourani. Director Jessica Habie’s Mars at Sunrise is the day’s second UK premiere – a dramatic re-imagining of the arrest of Palestinian artist Hani Zurob.


Just Play, a European premiere, a film that sidesteps politics to make a powerful case for human dignity and art, follows Joshua Baker’s The Process, examining the role of the peace process in the lives of individuals, an instructive and powerful documentary. The Shebabs of Yarmouk, a portrait of permanent friendship, and lives permanently on hold, will also be screened, as well as two short films: Omar Robert Hamilton’s Though I Know The River Is Dry and Nicolas Damun’s darkly comedic Maqloubeh.


Founded in 2000, the East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals. An annual multi-platform festival held in London, the EEFF presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences.



13:20 Though I Know The River Is Dry (20m)

13:45 The Process (60m)

15:30 Just Play (58m)

16:35 Mars at Sunrise (75m)

18:30 The Shebabs of Yarmouk (78m)

20:50 Maqloubeh (10m)

21:00 My Love Awaits Me By The Sea (80m)



Sunday 22nd June 2014. Doors 1pm – 11pm.

Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT


Tickets are priced at £10 and are available now- http://www.seetickets.com/event/palestine-on-film/red-gallery-london/792840 For more information please see the East End Film Festival website- http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/uncategorized/12079/palestine-on-film For press enquiries please contact [email protected]