Allowing Palestine to be seen and heard

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Elia Suleiman's The Time That Remains: an "unepic epic" of Arab-Israeli identity

“There is a need for people to see us as Palestinians, and film is the best way for us to be seen—this celebrates Palestine the most.” So says Karma Nabulsi in her introduction to the London Palestine Film Festival, which opened in the Barbican on 30th April and continues there and at the School of Oriental and African Studies until 14th May.

Now in it’s sixth year, the festival explores through film and photography the myriad issues of Palestinian identity, both contemporary and historical, and within the Palestinian nation and beyond—from the Israeli onslaught in Gaza in early 2009 and the issue of expanding illegal settlements, to the plight of Palestinian refugees across the middle east and the Palestinian diaspora around the world. Highlights include Jaffa: the Orange’s Clockwork, which traces the political significance of the

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Brian Semple is Editorial Assistant at Prospect. After studying at the University of Oxford and City University London, he went onto work for a number of regional newspapers in Ireland before joining Prospect in February. 




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