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Open Bethlehem

14 December 2014 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Film Synopsis: Open Bethlehem

Director: Leila Sansour | Countries of production: Palestine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 2014 | Length: 90 min
Language: English, French with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Armed with her camera and a dilapidated family car that keeps breaking down, Bethlehem-born Leila Sansour returns to her childhood home to make a deeply personal film about a legendary town in crisis.

But just few months into the project, her life and the film take an unexpected turn when Leila’s cousin Carol, her last relative in town, persuades her to stay and start a campaign to save the city from irredeemable separation.


Beyond the Screen

We are delighted to welcome director Leila Sansour and Inverness poet John Glancey for a Q&A following this screening.

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