Films at BFI

In partnership with BFI on the South Bank, Celebrating Sanctuary presents a selection of films in their Discover Arab Cinema season.

Divine Intervention

16 June (20.40) and 22 June (18.20) June : Divine Intervention – Yadon ilaheyya

Elia Suleiman’s witty, clever and surreal film about life in Palestine.

More information and booking…


19 June (15.00): Some of the Palestinians + Q&A with Mamoun Hassan

A documentary that delves into the everyday situations facing refugees. We are pleased to welcome filmmaker Koutaiba Al-Janabi to appear on a panel after the screening. We will also feature some of his work from the Palestinian Camps in Lebanon, 1978-1982.

More information and booking…


19 June (18.10): A World Not Ours + Panel Discussion

Personal recordings, family archives and historical footage create a sensitive portrait of Palestinian refugees. Directed by Mahdi Fleifel.

More information and booking…

Reem Kelani

19 June (20.30): Reem Kelani

A reception at the BFI (Blue Room) for invited guests and ticket holders for A World Not Ours, featuring a performance from Palestinian singer, musician and musicologist Reem Kelani.

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Films presented in association with BFI


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