STITCHING PALESTINE

CAROL MANSOUR

16 January 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories and their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery.

Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail.

Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal.

Twelve women, twelve life-spans, and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.

Carol Mansour is an independent documentary filmmaker. She founded Forward Film Production in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. With over 25 years in documentary production, Mansour has covered the world from Sri Lanka to Lebanon to Uzbekistan. Her work reflects her concern for human rights and social justice, covering issues such as migrant workers, refugees, environmental issues, mental health, rights of the disabled, war and memory, right to health, and child labour.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Carol Mansour and writer and actor Raeda Taha.

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance

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