Fadia’s Tree is a wonderfully poetic and esoteric exploration of a long-standing friendship and a heart wrenching account of a Palestinian refugee who is not allowed back to her old family home. Joining us will be Nablus-born artist Zeina Saleh and Fadia's Tree director Sarah Beddington and producer Susan Simnett.
If tickets for Between Heaven and Earth (16.15) and Fadia’s Tree (18.30) are all in the shopping basket the price will automatically reduce to the ‘mini-season pass’ cost of £18.
Both films complement each other well to paint a fuller picture of the kafkaesque territorial restrictions faced by Palestinians within and outside Palestinian land to an audience that’s new to the topic.
Between Heaven and Earth will be followed by a remote Q&A with Najwa Najjar.
Tamer is the son of a revolutionary killed in Beirut in the 70's and Salma is a Palestinian girl from Nazareth living in the West Bank. After 5 years of marriage, they receive permission to enter Israel... only to get a divorce. Najjar is “skillful in exposing the absurdities — bureaucratic, political and existential — of the Israelis’ treatment of Palestinians.” (Hollywood Reporter)