Category Archives: Film Showing

Film Show: Not in our name

On Thursday  19th September Manchester PSC will be showing the excellent documentary film “Not In Our Name” by Gabrielle Tierney.

On the 12th August 2006, during the Israeli military campaign against Lebanon, 9 men stormed an arms factory in Derry, Northern Ireland. They caused an estimated £350,00 worth of damage and were arrested. They denied nothing, yet the jury acquitted them of all charges.

‘Not in Our Name’ is a story of international solidarity and compartive politics between Northern Ireland and the Middle East. The film includes interviews to many of the Raytheon activists including journalist and activist Eamonn McCann, Tony Benn and Mark Steel.

The film will be followed by discussion and up-date on the Stop Arming Israel campaign.

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19th Sep 2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS

Film showing & discussion: “Our Story”, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Our Story Mustafa Bargouthi“By Dr Mustafa Barghouthi and the Palestinian National Initiative.  The Palestinian situation from 1947 to the present day with special focus on the Apartheid Wall.  Critical source of information for scholars, journalists, students, and anyone seeking a balanced narrative on the Middle East conflict.” (Palestine Solidarity Campaign) http://www.palestinecampaign.org/films/films-about-palestine/

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti was born in Jerusalem in 1954. He is a  is a Palestinian physician, activist, and politician. In June 2002, Dr. Barghouthi co-founded the Palestinian National Initiative, which aims to unite Palestinians in Israel/Palestine & in the Diaspora.

After the film there will be time for an informal discussion on the current situation in Palestine, the Apartheid Wall, and the use of Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) as a form of international, non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid against the Palestinian people.

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21st Jul 2016 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5NS

FILM: OPEN BETHLEHEM BY LEILA SANSOUR

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19th Apr 2016 7:30 pm Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple, Cheshire

The film Open Bethlehem is a story of Leila Sansour’s homecoming to the  town. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation.

Film director Leila Sansour returns to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, soon to be encircled by a wall. She left the city as a teenager thinking that Bethlehem was too small and provincial. She never wanted to return but this time she is making an exception. She intends her film to be a tribute to her late father, founder of Bethlehem University, and a man regarded as a hero by his town’s folk. As Bethlehem approaches ruin her decision to flee this sleepy town, taken much to her father’s regret, comes to haunt her.

Director and Writer:  Leila Sansour

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19th Apr 2016 7:30 pm Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple, Cheshire

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Showing of “5 Broken Cameras”

7pm Friday 11th Sep 2015 @  Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (behind the Central Library).

This is a 94-minute documentary film co-directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. “5 Broken Cameras” is a first-hand account of the protests in Bil’in. The documentary was shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son. Structured around the destruction of Burnat’s cameras by the IDF, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil. An amazing documentary not to be missed.

5 Broken CamerasThe film won a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award, it won the Golden Apricot at the 2012 Yerevan International Film Festival, Armenia, for Best Documentary Film, won the 2013 International Emmy Award, and was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award – no surprise that it did not win. Despite these commendation and in contrast other independent cinemas in the north of England, Manchester’s Corner House Cinema was not prepared to show it.

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5 Broken Cameras  Directors: Emad Burnat /Guy Davidi

(94 Minutes)

7pm Friday 11th Sep 2015 @  Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (behind the Central Library).

This is a free event – donations after showing gratefully received

Jeremy Hardy v. The Israeli Army

18th Jun 2015 7:00 pm

Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street (behind Central Library), Manchester

“In 2002, I was approached by the Palestinian director, Leila Sansour, to front a documentary about the International Solidarity Movement, anti-occupation activists operating in the West Bank and Gaza. She wanted me to go to Bethlehem. I was quite flattered, unaware that she had asked 98 other people, working downwards from Madonna.

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