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Falastin Film Festival

Falastin Film Festival (FFF) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collective of Palestinians and allies dedicated to bringing Palestinian art to the Edinburgh and Highland audiences.

Falastin Film Festival

About Falastin Film Festival

Scottish Storytelling Centre 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1SR
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Palestinians are often summed up as an ‘occupied people,’ and are spoken for, despite having countless stories to tell. Using cinema as a tool of resistance, we strive to decolonize the narrative and equip audiences with historical context. We want to build community while celebrating Palestinian art and culture through cinema, music, cuisine, and other storytelling mediums.\r\n\r\nScotland’s exposure to Palestinian society, art, culture, and humanity altogether remains rather limited. We hope to contribute to filling this gap, using both classical and contemporary cinema, primarily, but not exclusively. We strive to highlight Palestinian steadfast resistance, cultural pride and preservation, stories of love, and in the words of poet Rafeef Ziadah, teachings of life. In so doing, we offer a refreshing portrayal that encompasses the geographic, linguistic, and experiential diversity of the Palestinian people, globally.\r\n\r\n

Upcoming Events at Falastin Film Festival

Falastin Film Festival: R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity - A Film by Mohanad Yaqubi

24th May 2024

R21 AKA Restoring Solidarity (12A), is a collection of 16mm films by militant filmmakers from various countries.

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Falastin Film Festival: Time-Space - A Collection of Short Films

24th May 2024

This is a collection of short films exploring themes and experiences of time and space. All films are subtitled in English.

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Falastin Film Festival:: Infiltrators متسللون A Film by Khaled Jarrar

24th May 2024

Infiltrators is a visceral “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers.

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Falastin Film Festival: 3000 Nights ٣٠٠٠ ليلة A Film by Mai Masri

24th May 2024

3000 Nights (12A) tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to survive, protect her son and maintain hope.

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Falastin Film Festival: Foragers اليد الخضراء A Film by Jumana Manna

25th May 2024

Elderly Palestinians are caught between their right to forage their own land and the harsh restrictions imposed by their occupiers on the basis of preservation.

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Falastin Film Festival: Palestinian Supper Club

25th May 2024

Enjoy dinner and live storytelling featuring Glasgow-based Palestinian chefs Hiba and her daughter Dana of Hiba’s Palestinian Kitchen, and Edinburgh-based Palestinian author and cook Diline Abushaba

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Falastin Film Festival: Childhood Under Occupation - A Collection of Short Films

25th May 2024

A collection of short films exploring the theme of children and childhood under occupation. The films will be followed by a virtual Q&A with director Farah Nabulsi.

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On Gaza: A Collection of Short Films - Part of Falastin Film Festival

25th May 2024

This is a pair of documentary films on Gaza and Gazan experiences, followed by a Q&A with Ahmed Alnaouq, a Palestinian journalist from Gaza and the co-founder of We Are Not Numbers.

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Falastin Film Festival: In Conversation with Malak Mattar

25th May 2024

How does occupation and siege affect art and individual artists? Join Palestinian artist Malak Mattar as she shares her experiences!

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Falastin Film Festival: Lyd لد A Film by Rami Younis and Sarah Friedland

26th May 2024

The story of a city that once connected Palestine to the world, Lyd (15) explores what it once was, what it is now, and what it could have become.

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Listening Gaza - Part of the Falastin Film Festival

26th May 2024

Gazelleband present the music of Palestine and beyond through the medium of traditional string instruments, the oud and buzuq.

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Falastin Film Festival: Children & Family Day

26th May 2024

Join in with craft activities, colouring books, storytelling, henna, reading materials for all ages, and children's books in Arabic!

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Falastin Film Festival: Amreeka امريكا امريكا A Film by Cherien Dabis

26th May 2024

Muna and her teenage son leave the West Bank, dreaming of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois, USA. But starting a new life proves harder than they could have imagined.

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