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Monday 23rd – London Palestine Film Festival

Last Days in Jerusalem, Tawfik Abu Wael, 2011

Last Days in Jerusalem, Tawfik Abu Wael, 2011

Started in 1998, the LPFF covers nearly 100 years of film making in Palestine, and features over 50 works from 16 countries that aim to surprise and enlighten. We chat to co-director Nick Denes, a passionate and dedicated man, on the eve of the launch at London’s Barbican.

This year’s offerings include the premiere of Man Without a Cell Phone by Sameh Zoabi, psychological drama Last Days in Jerusalem by Cannes-awardee Tawfik Abu Wael. Plus a rare chance to find Palestine in the British imperial film archives, as well as an exclusive book talk by Ella Shohat on the history and politics of Israeli cinema. Key rediscoveries include Susan Sontag’s on and only documentary, Promised Lands, and a remarkable French-Maoist Palestine manifesto – L’Olivier.

The Festival boasts a groundbreaking exhibition of Palestinian video art  Navigations: Palestinian Video Art, 1988 to 2011 on show until April 26th, with contributions from more than a dozen key figures, including Basma Alsharif, Ayreen Anastas, Mona Hatoum, Khalil Rabah, Larissa Sansour, Elia Suleiman, and Sharif Waked.

This show will broadcast Monday 13.3o GMT, repeats Sunday 20.30 or tune in on 104.4FM on your radio dial