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"
Time Out London
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|