n conjunction with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people on 29 November 2007
Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) presents
Palestinian Film Festival
Organised by Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia in cooperation with HELP University College
Venue: HELP University College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Open to the public - free admission
Wednesday 14 Nov 8.00pm
Children of Shatila (Dir Mai Masri, 1989, 50min)
Two Palestinian children record with video cameras the experience of Shatila, a refugee camp for 15,000 Palestinians and Lebanese that has survived massacre, siege and starvation.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (Dir Mai Masri; 2001, 56min)
Award-winning filmmaker Mai Masri traces the delicate friendship between two Palestinian girls.
Thursday 15 Nov 8.00pm
West Beirut (West Beyrouth) (Dir Ziad Doueiri; 1999, 105min)
About two young boys and how their lives are affected by the Lebanese civil war.
Friday 16 Nov 8.00pm
Paradise Now (DirHany Abu-Assad; 2005, 87min)
Two Palestinians are recruited to carry out a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. But the operation does not go according to plan... Golden Globe Award 2005 for Best Foreign Language Film.
Saturday 17 Nov 8.00pm
Women Beyond Borders (dir Jean Chamoun; 2003, 58min)
Director Chamoun (with Mai Masri as producer) turns the camera on female ex-inmates of the notorious Khiam prison in southern Lebanon, run by Israel until 2000.
Sunday 18 Nov 8.00pm
In the Shadow of the City (dir Jean Chamoun; 2000, 105min)
In 1975, 12-year-old Ramli's life is turned upside down when Beirut is segregated into Muslim and Christian sectors. Twelve years later, Ramli is working as an ambulance driver, fighting to get news of his missing loved ones.
Palestin: Ketabahan Dalam Penderitaan
Organised by Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with RA Fine Arts Gallery, Kuala Lumpur