Reel Palestine's 2018 Festival Dates Announced!
Reel Palestine's annual film festival will run from January 19th - 27th 2018. Films will be screened in collaboration with our presenting partner, Cinema Akil, across venues in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah and for the first time in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Saadiyat.
Reel Palestine is an annual pop-up film series showing the newest in independent and alternative Palestinian films in the UAE.
So how did Reel Palestine happen? Well, in short, we love Palestine. Who doesn't, really? So with our full hearts and love, we decided to be the bridge between independent Palestinian film and you.
We believe it is important to be able to see Palestinian culture and tenacity through film and submerge ourselves in the beautiful, difficult, emotional, and inspirational moments that occur under occupation. Stories that sometimes slip under the radar: stories of underground musicians, embroidery, migration, imprisonment and family traditions. We want to tear down the wall and allow viewers to cinematically travel to our beloved Palestine, sans restrictions.
The first Reel Palestine festival was born and brought to life in 2015 and since then we have been passionate about bringing more and more Palestinian film to UAE audiences. This January 2018, we unveil the curtain and bring to life Season 4 of our festival and cannot wait to share these hand picked films with our supports and audience. Expect some twists and turns, tears, laughs and a stronger connection to life beyond the wall.
We are always on the lookout to hear about how we partner, if you are interested to volunteer or just plain want to connect! As a non-profit community platform we also rely on sponsorships to support our work, reach out to hear more about our sponsor benefits!