The London Palestine Film Festival has been taking place in central London over the past two weeks (20th April – 3rd May). While we hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage on the event and films, here’s a collection of what YOU have all been saying about this year’s festival.
The London Palestine Film Festival began screenings at the Barbican Centre, opening the festival was the UK premiere of Sameh Zoabi’s comedy, ‘Man Without A Cell Phone’. – The film portrays a young Palestinian man and his olive-farming father, who attempts to bring down his town’s cell phone mast, much to his sons dismay.
such an uplifting start to @LondonPFF last night,opening w comedy (ironically) reminded us of the lite, entertaining quality of film #LPFF12
The second night saw the UK premiere of Marco Pasquini’s brilliant documentary, ‘Gaza Hospital’ – A before and after capturing of one of Beirut’s busiest and most beleaguered hospitals. If you haven’t already, be sure to read our review.
Off to see Gaza Hospital tonight with @MedicalAidPal (before I run #LondonMarathon for them tomo) as part of #LPFF12. Excited! @LondonPFF
Tuesday 24 April saw the screening of ‘My Land’ – a bold documentary by Moroccan director, Nabil Ayouch, that leaves no stone unturned in examining the events of the Palestine/Israel conflict. The film played alongside the short film ‘Eid’.
Young Israelis’ perceptions of Palestine in #MyLand @LondonPFF tonight. Sorrowful stories got frustrating, hopeful & apathetic responses.
The second weekend of the festival took an interesting perspective towards the prospective Olympic games, with the screening of three sports films, ‘Women In The Stadium’, ‘Inshallah Beijing’ and ‘Free Running, Gaza’.