(From the Progressive Film Club)
Sat 14th March 2015
New Theatre, East Essex Street, Temple Bar
Programme starts: 2.30pm
2.30pm: The Great Book Robbery (2012)
Telling the story of the systematic looting in 1948 of 30,000 Palestinian books in a joint operation by the nascent Israeli army and the Israeli national library. ‘A remarkable illustration of how one culture emerges from the dust of another after it has laid it to waste’.
¦ Directed by Benny Brunner.
¦ In English & Hebrew, with English subtitles.
**3.45pm: A World Not Ours (2012)
An intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh, in Lebanon.
“Flips storytelling and Mideast-Arab cliches on their heads … The Wonder Years in a refugee camp” – Variety
¦ Directed by Mahdi Fleifel.
¦ In Arabic, with English subtitles.
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