CAPITOL HILL SCREENING - 12 DECEMBER 2017
On December 12th, ‘Open Bethlehem,’ will be screened on Capitol Hill. Open Bethlehem is a film that aims to bring the story of Bethlehem to millions around the world, including the reality of Bethlehem's Christian Community and the challenges they face to stay in their hometown.
Open Bethlehem - Abridged
If you live in the USA, please urge your senators and your representative to attend the screening on Capitol Hill, and the following discussion featuring a resident of the city, Leila Sansour.
Support for Bethlehem from faith leaders
‘Open Bethlehem,’ explores life in the city where Jesus was born, and the challenges facing its residents, especially the Christian community whose numbers are in critical decline. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Leila Sansour, who has been documenting the events unfolding in her city over the past decade.
The Bethlehem resident and filmmaker has approached this project with one simple request: “Help us open Bethlehem.”
Representatives are being urged to consider the birthplace of Christianity as millions all over the world prepare to celebrate Christmas in the coming weeks.
Download our poster for the Congress event
Read our press release for the Congress event
A list of screenings in the USA
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Selected "Film of the Week"
by The Guardian
"A ninety-minute epic that transcends politics and
Daoud Kuttab - Middle East Monitor
"Undeniably Potent and Poignant"
Time Out London