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Leeds Palestinian Film Festival: The Sunbird

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Palestinian Stamp featuring a blue bird
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14 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020

Online Event

A tender documentary about a creative act of dissent, a story of hope and peaceful resistance. Khaled Jarrar, a Palestinian artist, designs a visa and postage stamp featuring ‘State of Palestine’ and the Sunbird - a symbol of freedom. While there is no official Palestinian post or visa, he succeeds in having the postage stamp officially used in several European countries. He also stamped hundreds of tourists' passports as an artistic project. This act of artistic dissent has also been conducted by other Arab and international artists to urge recognition of a State of Palestine, even if it doesn’t appear on the world map.

Ayed Nabaa is a Jordanian-Palestinian-French filmmaker currently based in France. He has mainly worked as a freelancer, writing and directing documentaries focusing on Arab culture, daily life and politics.

With thanks to Al Jazeera Documentary

2016 IBN Originality Award, and Grand Prize at AFIFDOK in 2017

Image Info: Film The Sun Bird

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Single ticket - £3 / £5 / £10 / £20    Festival Pass £25 / £30 / £40

Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
Online Event
  • Family friendly
  • Film
  • Online
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