Film: Open Bethlehem by Leila Sansour


19th Apr 2016    
7:30 pm


Marple Methodist Church
Church Lane, Marple, Cheshire, SK6 7AY, Greater Manchester

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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, ruing her decision to flee this sleepy town, taken much to her father’s regret, comes to haunt her.

Director and Writer:  Leila Sansour

Flyer Open Bethlehem in Marple