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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse
38-39 St Andrew's Street, CB2 3AR, Cambridge

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Part of Cambridge Film Festival


Country Palestine, UK

Production Year 2013

Duration 90 minutes

Directors Leila Sansour

Cast Leila Sansour

We are delighted to announced that Director Leila Sansour will be flying in to join us for the screening. A work in progress: Daughter to the late founder of Bethlehem University, Leila Sansour returned to the place she was so desperate to escape as teenager with the intention of making a film honouring her father and his relationship with the legendary town. Instead, she found herself compelled to document the wall being built around Bethlehem, transforming the city into an open-air prison patrolled by the Israeli military. Five years later, Sansour has created a touching personal record of her own re-assimilation into her ancestral home, but also an evocative archive of Bethlehem’s cultural and historical riches, and a crucial expose of the threats this history is facing. Allied with a campaign to resist this erasure and preserve the town’s identity as bastion of harmonious multifaith cohabitation in the Middle East, OPERATION BETHLEHEM is a hugely affecting and significant work. We are grateful to the filmmakers for allowing us to show their film as a work in progress. –


See more at: http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/films/2013/operation-bethlehem#sthash.2h2Wcmaq.dpuf