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11/04/2013 - 26/04/2013    
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LPFF13 Pre-Festival Season now on sale!

The 2013 Pre Festival Season takes place from April 11th through to April 26th, with exclusive screenings and talks ocurring each week at three great London venues.


Thursday 11 April, 20:30, Hackney Picturehouse

Hundred Faces for a Single Day
Christian Ghazi
69min, Fiction


(Hundred Faces for a Single Day, Christian Ghazi, 1971)

Never before screened in the UK, Hundred Faces for a Single Day is the avant garde masterwork that challenged the limits of militant filmmaking during the Palestinian revolutionary era. Multiple plotlines merge and dissolve as Ghazi collides documentary and abstract approaches to mount a blistering critique of the revolution’s decadent political elites.

With a stunning experimental soundtrack and a daring lead turn from Madonna Ghazi, this is militant filmmaking at its most exhilarating and incendiary.



Thursday 18 April, 18:30, Amnesty International UK,
Human Rights Action Centre, Shoreditch

Child Prisoners: Screen Talk

When the Boys Return
Tone Andersen
58min, Doc.
Panel Discussion

(When the Boys Return, Tone Andersen, 2012)

Presented in association with Amnesty International UK, the second event of the 2013 Pre-Festival Season is dedicated to the subject of Palestinian youth in military custody. After a screening of Tone Andersen’s When The Boys Return, a compassionate account of one cohort of teenagers undergoing challenging processes of adjustment following release from detention, a panel will discuss the legal, social, and health issues raised by Israel’s detention of minors.

Participants include Adah Kay, coauthor of Stolen Youth: The Politics of Israel’s Detention of Palestinian Children, Greg Davies, coauthor of a 2012 report by a British legal delegation to Palestine Children in Military Custody, and Chris Doyle, director of CAABU, The Centre for the Advancement of Arab British Understanding.

This event is free and unticketed. However, space is limited, so please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.




Friday April 26th, 20:30, RItzy Cinema, Brixton

Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim, & Hermann Theissen
98min, Doc.


(Massaker, Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim, & Hermann Theissen, 2005)

The third and final event of this year’s Pre-Festival Season is this viscerally powerful portrait of six perpetrators of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre.

Between September 16 and 18, 1982, for two nights and three days, the killers of Sabra and Shatila went about their crimes. Massaker is an unflinching portrait of six perpetrators of this most notorious episode of mass murder. Intense, claustrophobic, and often unsettling, the film explores the content of collective violence, exposing the mental dispositions of the killers, and asking how a political environment has continued to shield them from justice, and even remorse.

“A rare insight into the banality of murder” The Guardian



The 2013 London Palestine Film Festival opens at the Barbican Cinema on Friday May 3rd.

The festival programme will be announced at the end of March…. stay tuned for details and ticketing…