Thursday 4 December 2014

See Open Bethlehem on Sunday followed by discussion with the director

The Lexi Cinema will be screening the film Open Bethlehem on Sunday afternoon folowed by a discussion with the director. LINK

 Documentary director Leila Sansour returned to her home town of Bethlehem and was shocked by what she found. Arriving as the Israeli government was building a massive wall to separate the already depleted Palestinian city from its populous Jewish neighbours, she bears witness to its impact. From dirt-poor farmers whose olive groves were maliciously cut down, to families whose homes were razed to make way for the wall, the effects are unflinchingly recorded. Yet as a background to the intractable conflict, her film also observes the deep spirituality that is Bethlehem’s enduring legacy.

The Lexi Cinema
194b Chamberlayne Road
Kensal Rise
NW10 3JU

Overground:  Kensal Rise (3 mins)
Tube:  Bakerloo line, Kensal Green (10 mins), Queens Park (15 mins)
Bus:  Okehampton Rd stop is right outside the door, served by 52, 452, 6, 187, 302

BOOK HERE (You can sit where you like): LINK

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