The programme been released for the Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2017, which will take place between December 6th-11th.
Showcasing a mixture of short and feature-length films as well as music, art and fringe events, the festival will be based at the Watershed cinema on the city’s Harbourside, along with other venues.
On Friday December 8th, at Exchange Bristol, a gig with Electro Arabic Dabke (Shamstep) outfit 47SOUL and LBW Sound System will kick start the main weekend. Tickets are £12 in advance from Exchange Bristol itself or the Bristol Ticket Shop. Doors open from 8.30pm.
The 47SOUL gig will follow a fiery opening music drama, Junction 48, starring Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as a fictionalised version of himself.
Saturday will see the screening of Personal Affairs, a comic portrait of domestic discontent and family frustrations set amid the realities of daily life between Palestine and Israel.
The weekend of films at The Watershed will conclude with In Between, a brilliant and powerful depiction of the lives of three women in Palestine and the struggle between their desires for freedom and the restrictions placed on them by their families and their country.
For full event listings and ticket details see here.