Houston’s First Palestine Film Festival
Picture from the film Leila Khaled, Hijacker
I love how Houston’s been catering to so many diverse film festivals lately! The next two weekends will see Houston’s First Palestine Film Festival, brought to town by the fine folks at Voices Breaking Boundaries. This festival will include film screenings and discussions with three female directors: Lina Makboul, Nida Sinnokrot and Elle Flanders. The festival will run from May 11-13 and May 18-20, 2007, 7:00 pm each night; see here for detailed film schedules.
“The first annual Houston Palestine Film Festival brings an honest and independent view of Palestine and its diaspora’s society, culture, and political travails through the art of film. This group of groundbreaking cinematic texts rise above the degrading stereotypes or reductively politicized depictions that are so familiar to Houstonians.”