Open Bethlehem

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Director: Leila Sansour
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Palestine, UAE, UK, USA 2013 90 mins.
Released by MUNRO FILMS

Film director Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town as a tribute to her late father, founder of Bethlehem University, a legendary town now in crisis and encircled by a wall.

With filming completed Leila and her cousin Carol launch 'Open Bethlehem', a campaign to draw the world's attention to the plight of this legendary multi faith town now effectively imprisoned by a surrounding wall build by Israel.

‘Open Bethlehem’ spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, a city of beauty and political strife under occupation surrounded by a wall, a barrier to free movement, effectively a prison and draws from 700 hours of original footage and rare archive material.

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Friday, December 5, 2014 - 00:45