Come and watch two amazing documentaries, and shorts from Palestinian film makers, to raise money for the Gaza Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Appeal. The DEC will continue funding for the next two years to help rebuild schools, hospitals and help those most in need.
Monday 13 October – Gaza Calling & Small hands in Handcuffs screening https://
Tuesday 13 October – 5 Broken Cameras screening
5 Broken Cameras (90mins)
When Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat bought a video camera in 2005, it was to film his newborn son. Around the same time, the Israelis began building a ‘security fence’ in his village – supposedly to stop suicide bombers, but also to cordon off land from the village to build Israeli houses. The villagers started a peaceful protest against the bulldozers. Every week, after Friday prayers at the mosque, they marched to the fence brandishing olive branches. And Burnat became their unofficial cameraman. He’s edited five years of footage into this documentary – a tough watch that’ll leave you despairing of peace anytime soon.
Gaza calling (64 mins)
Samer lives in the West Bank, one hour from his family in Gaza: they haven’t seen each other for six years. Mustafa visited Gaza seven years ago, aged 18: his mother has been fighting to see him ever since. Considered ‘infiltrators’ in their own country, parents can only talk to their sons on the phone; sisters only see their brothers on the internet… An extraordinary glimpse into the daily reality for families torn apart, and the struggle to stay connected.