Founded by Leila Sansour, Open Bethlehem aims to bring global attention to the ongoing struggles and the rich cultural heritage of Bethlehem through the powerful medium of film. Our platform serves as a vital bridge connecting the international community with the heart of Bethlehem, offering a unique, on-the-ground perspective of the crisis and its impacts. 


Leila’s journey with filmmaking started with her commitment to advocate for her hometown, using her films as a tool to educate and mobilize support globally. Her documentaries not only depict the dire situations faced by the people of Bethlehem but also highlight their courage and the vibrant culture that persists despite the conflict. 


At Open Bethlehem, we are committed to transparency, advocacy, and community engagement. Through our films, campaigns, and news updates, we provide a comprehensive view of Bethlehem’s current state and the efforts being made to bring peace and stability to the region. 


We invite you to explore our site, learn about our campaigns, watch our films, and join us in our mission to ensure that the voices of Bethlehem are heard around the world. Your support helps us continue our work and makes a significant difference in the lives of many. 


Join Leila and the entire Open Bethlehem team in our ongoing journey to document, share, and create a better future for Bethlehem. 

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