Open Bethlehem is keen to work with all those who are campaigning for an immediate freeze on settlement building. It will be a challenging task but it was encouraging to hear the resounding support for a Palestinian state and the condemnation of settlements by MPs from all sides. Read the briefing>
OPEN BETHLEHEM will be screened at the St Olav Festival in cooperation with Part of the Kosmorama Trodheim Internasjonale Film Festival, showing films that are linked with the ethical values of the festival ... Read More
OPEN BETHLEHEM is being screened at PalFest, PalFest Ireland is an arts festival organised by Irish artists in solidarity with the Palestinian people. It will mark the first anniversary of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza that left over 2100 Palestinians dead, including more than 500 children ... Read More
We are pleased to announce that OPEN BETHLEHEM is featured as the launch event at the 2015 Screening Rights Festival at the Midland Arts Centre. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with the film’s director, Leila Sansour, Deborah Burton from the Tipping Point Film Fund, and Salma Yaqoob, former leader and former vice-chairman of the Respect Party and a former Birmingham City Councillor ... Read More
Palestinian director Leila Sansour has made a fierce, poignant film about her family and her hometown of Bethlehem, now in Palestinian territory but progressively stifled by the Israeli government’s anti-terrorist barrier .. Read More
Leila Sansour's documentary Open Bethlehem follows her campaign to stop occupying Israeli forces encircling her hometown with a concrete wall. ... Read More
From the archive!
Watch this Christmas 2014 video with Peter Bradshaw from the Guardian, making this film of the week.
As the credits roll on Leila Sansour’s melancholy chronicle of a fractured city, her mother despairs at her eldest daughter’s stubbornness ... Read More