“Ibrahim” a film by Lina Alabed
Ibrahim is a secret member of the Palestinian Militant Organization “Revolutionary Council” (Abu Nidal), which was known for its notorious intelligence affairs.
My Father, Ibrahim, disappeared in 1987,I was 5 years old, he said his mission will taken few days, but never returned home.
Growing up in a house where silence was the general atmosphere, my mother Najat, an Egyptian lady, had to continue her life normally and raise the five kids of Ibrahim in Damascus, only blaming her misfortune.
My film deals with the story behind the disappearance of my father Ibrahim Alabed, a door that was never opened in our family,... more
“Umbilical Cord”, a film by Doha Hassan
A year ago my head began to reject my hair, like those places in which I’ve lived, the countries that rejected me. Land after land, one place after another: Palestine, Syria, and now, Lebanon—those countries that have failed and have burdened me with their failure.
The Gulf War, the family’s constant sundering. Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Berlin: parts of myself scattered across all these places. My memory, riddled with holes. My present and my death.
In Umbilical Cord I assemble an archive of my family in Kuwait: my dead memory of family. I embark on a quest for the unknown part of... more
Palestine film foundation
The first London Palestine Film Festival was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in Spring 1999. In response to public interest, the organisers decided in 2004 to establish the Palestine Film Foundation (PFF) as a body dedicated to the coordination of the festival and to the archiving of audiovisual materials related to Palestine.
The PFF is a nonprofit initiative which seeks to develop an audience for and to encourage the development of a Palestinian cinema and cinema related to Palestine. It is managed by a network of academics, curators, filmmakers, and volunteers from Palestine, the UK and... more