Reel Palestine: Stories of Life Beyond the Wall


Starting this Saturday, Jan. 16 and running until Sunday, Jan. 25 is Reel Palestine, a thought-provoking pop-up film festival devoted to showing apolitical indie films about Palestine across Sharjah and Dubai.

Screen Shot 2015-01-14 at 5.43.50 PM“We believe it is important to be able to see Palestinian culture and tenacity through film and submerge ourselves in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and inspirational moments that occur under occupation,” the organizers wrote on their website.

“We want to tear down the wall (literally) and allow viewers to cinematically travel to our beloved Palestine, sans restrictions,” they explained.

All screenings are free and open to the public, including the opening film Trip Along Exodus, which will be followed by a Q&A with Director Hind Shoufani at the jam jar, and the closing film Open Bethlehem, also followed by a Q&A with Executive Producer Wael Kabbani and Actress Sansour Dabdoub at A4 Space.

Check out the full schedule and locations, below, and for more information about the films go to


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