About Open Bethlehem

 
Selected "Film of the Week" by The Guardian

"A ninety-minute epic that transcends politics and normal cinema"

Daoud Kuttab - Middle East Monitor

"Undeniably Potent and Poignant"
Radio Times


"Powerful"
Time Out London
       

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Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her hometown.  An international campaign to address the situation in Bethlehem and Palestine.  Watch the film,
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The story of the film 

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, soon to be encircled by a wall. She left the city as a teenager thinking that Bethlehem was too small and provincial. She never wanted to return but this time she is making an exception. She intends her film to be a tribute to her late father, founder of Bethlehem University, and a man regarded as a hero by his town’s folk. As Bethlehem approaches ruin her decision to flee this sleepy town, taken much to her father’s regret, comes to haunt her. Find out more

 

The UK premier of Open Bethlehem at the Royal Geographical Society 

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