Updated 11 January 2021
Arab News

Reel Palestine returns

Reel Palestine returns

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. 

  • ‘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.’

  • ‘200 Meters’

    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.

  • ‘Mayor’

    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.