[Dublin] Film Night: Commemorating the Nakba – Past and Present (Comhlámh)
Comhlámh Justice for Palestine is hosting a film night on Thursday 18th May (7pm, The Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square West, Dublin 1) to commemorate the Nakba and raise awareness of the ongoing Nakba facing Palestinians
This event will show two short films, “Return to Lifta” and “The Present.” There will be inputs from Faten Sourani and Talha AlAli and time facilitated for discussion and a Q&A. Please see below for further detail about the films and speakers.
Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Click here to book.
Return to Lifta
Return to Lifta is an educational video with a message of refusal to accept the current situation in Lifta, and an act of resistance to the destructive plan that seeks to finally erase the Palestinian village. It is also a response to the calls of Lifta’s refugees to intensify the struggle and combine local and international efforts for saving Lifta and ensuring its right to exist, to expose the wrongs of the ongoing Nakba, to end the policies of colonialism and dispossessions, and to create a future of justice and equal rights – above all the right of all Palestinian refugees to return to their lands and homes, and to Lifta.
The Present is a 2020 short film about a father and daughter in the Palestinian enclaves of the Israeli-occupied West Bank trying to buy a wedding anniversary gift. In 2021, it won the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film
Faten Sourani is a lawyer from Gaza. She has worked with several human rights organisations and is currently completing a Research Fellowship with Front Line Defenders in Dublin. in 2019, she received the Ireland-Palestine scholarship award to complete a Masters degree in International Criminal Law with the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Talha AlAli is a Palestinian psychotherapist, activist, a human rights activist and a hip-hop artist. Talha started his fight for political change and social justice in Palestine in the early 2000s through music and theatre. He then became involved in work with civil society NGOs. Throughout his career he has worked with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors without Borders, Action Aid and is currently working with Amnesty International Ireland.
Please note there will be light refreshments and attendees can also avail of the bar in the Teacher’s Club.
Hosted by Comhlámh Justice for Palestine