December 3, 2021
From Alternative Bristol (UK)

The Bristol Palestine Film Festival returns this year for it’s 10th anniversary festival, and will run from 4-12 December 2021. On offer are 10 fine, varied & challenging films, and a play!
BPFF tell us:

We will be screening a mix of shorts, feature films and documentaries in independent venues such as Watershed, The Cube, and Palestine Museum.
As well as the film screenings, we are delighted to have a play in our festival line-up for the first time: The Shroud Maker, written and directed by Ahmed Masoud, our BPFF 2019 writer in residence.
We are excited to be back in cinemas again and hope you will join us for another year of powerful Palestinian stories on film.

Check out the The Festival Programme for latest news, times/venues. Entry prices vary from Free upwards.

Read about the origins & history of the BPFF. “The Bristol Palestine Film Festival has been running since 2011. It takes place every December and showcases an exciting mix of Palestinian films, including documentaries, features and shorts, as well as music and arts events across a range of venues.” read more…

Donate to the BPFF – the volunteer run event relies on your support.

It’s impossible to pick just 1 single film from the Festival to recommend…but the film 200 Meters perhaps sums up well the terrible situation the Palestinian people continue to find themselves in:

An action-packed drama, 200 Meters tells the story of Mustafa and his wife Salwa, who live 200 metres apart in villages separated by the wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is turned back on a technicality.
Plunged into a desperate chase to get to his son’s hospital bed, a 200-metre distance becomes a 200-kilometre odyssey, as Mustafa attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

To find out more about the plight of the Palestinian people, and their struggles to survive, and for autonomy & freedom, check out the links provided by the Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre in Bristol, such as for example The Electronic Intifada.