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Briefing on Settlements around Bethlehem - Saving the world’s oldest Christian community

Open Bethlehem is a film and advocacy project that works to bring greater understanding of the challenges that face Bethlehem today with a special focus on the Christian community in Bethlehem, whose numbers are being depleted because of the general instability and political and economic strife in the Palestinian territories.

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Malala Yousafzai a New Citizen of Bethlehem!

We are delighted to announce that Malala, the youngest ever Nobel Prize Laureate, and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education, are our newest citizens and ambassadors of Bethlehem!

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San Fransisco Jewish Film Festival ...

We are pleased to announce that OPEN BETHLEHEM will be screened at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 35, as part of the 'Bridges and Barriers' collection of films,  Through the lenses of eight talented documentarians, this group of films represents multiple approaches to nonfiction filmmaking that bring into focus divergent points of view about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. ... Read More


St. Olav Festival, Norway

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


PalFest Ireland

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


Screening Rights Festival

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


My Hymn to Bethlehem

Leila Sansour's documentary Open Bethlehem follows her campaign to stop occupying Israeli forces encircling her hometown with a concrete wall. ... Read More

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Open Bethlehem review – heartfelt plea against incarceration of a city ...

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

 

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Why Open Bethlehem is the one film you should watch this 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

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