A special Screening of "Open Bethlehem"

A special Screening of "Open Bethlehem"

A film by Leila Sansour

At Xavier College Preparatory


The Western Lieutenancy of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre (EOHSJ) cordially invites you to a special screening of "Open Bethlehem", a feature-length documentary film (90 mins) about the city of Bethlehem by Palestinian director Leila Sansour.

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The film will be followed by a Q&A and light reception with the filmmaker, Father Fred Adamson and representatives of EOHSJ.

Open Bethlehem is a story of a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town. The film spans five momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. The film draws from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material.

Since 2014, the film has been screening globally, with tours in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Canada. The film's screening in Phoenix comes at the start of the film's one year tour of the US. 

“One of the most remarkable and moving documentaries I have seen about this unreported story. The tragedy of the Palestinians encapsulated in the life of one family and one town - Bethlehem. See the film, then go to Bethlehem and see for yourself.”  
Jon Snow (Renowned British journalist)

“For some, Bethlehem is myth. For me, it is home and a real place right in the heart of the Middle East - a little town currently fighting for survival." LEILA SANSOUR


For a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aivDpXxMhaA


For more information about the film and the Open Bethlehem campaign visit:



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December 16, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center
Xavier College Preparatory Campus
4710 N 5th St
Phoenix AZ 85012
United States
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