The UAE-based film event dedicated to Palestinian movies is returning for its 7th edition this month. Running from Jan. 22-30, the weeklong festival will screen independent Palestinian feature and short films at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.
Reel Palestine returns
‘Between Heaven and Earth’
Directed by Palestinian filmmaker Najwa Najjar, this film is centered on a couple’s divorce proceedings.
‘Lights of Gaza’
A journey of three short documentary films, including ‘Tour de Gaza,’ 'When Things Occur’ and ‘To My Father.’
Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh’s film tells the story of Mustafa, who is denied entry into Israel and forced to make a 200 kilometer journey in an attempt to reach his hospitalized son.
The David Osit-directed film follows Musa Hadid, the mayor of Ramallah, who is determined to make the city a beautiful place to live by repaving the sidewalks, attracting more tourism and planning the city’s holiday celebrations.
‘Kamal Boullata: Stranger at Home’
This documentary explores the return to Jerusalem of a friend of director Rudolf Van den Berg, the exiled Palestinian artist Kamal Boullata. The friends, who make the trip together, find themselves involved in a painful confrontation.
‘Third Eye Shorts’
A diverse mix of five short documentaries and one stop motion short film.