Three New Short Films from Palestine


Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:00pm

The Pessoptimist by Mirna Bamieh

Based on Emile Habibi’s 1974 novel ‘The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist’ about an alien invasion of Palestine - the book from which “Chapter 31” takes its title - video artist Mirna Bamieh reimagines the text from the perspective of a man who finds himself imprisoned for an offence he doesn’t understand.

Solomon’s Stone by Ramzi Maqdisi

In this surrealist black comedy by Ramzi Maqdisi, Hussein receives a request from an Israeli post office to collect a parcel...for the sum of $20,000. Eaten up by curiosity, he is driven to desperate measures to recover the parcel and resolve the mystery of what is inside.

Shujayya by Mohammad AlMughani

The UK premiere of Mohammad AlMughani’s spellbinding documentary, Shujayya looks at the impact of Israel’s assaults on Gaza on a single family in the neighbourhood of Shujjaya.


Tickets: £6 at the door