Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Tag: Discussion

Opening Address

Opening address by Ambassador Dr Husam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom

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Planet Bethlehem - Unexpected tales from a small town!

Historian Jacob Norris and film maker Leila Sansour talk about launching an online archive of the city.  Photo display and Q&A with Mandy Turner. 

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Annemarie Jacir in conversation with three young film makers

Annemarie Jacir talks with Ibrahim Handal, Baha Abu Shanab and Wisam Al Jafari about their film making

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The Mother of Pearl Industry of Bethlehem

George Al Ama talks about the traditional Bethlehem craft of carving Mother of Pearl and its fascinating history and sad decline over many centuries.

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Embodying identity - Dabka and Damhsa Gaelach/Irish Dance

Irish dancing/dabka dance collaboration performance followed by a discussion about the importance of Dabka in Palestine and Irish Dancing in Ireland.

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Open Bethlehem (Discussion)

Palestine/British director Leila Sansour in conversation with Sir Vincent Fean. Followed by Q and A with Angela Feeney.

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The Palestinian arts scene, an overview

Amer Shomali in conversation with Sliman Mansour and George Al Ama at Dar Al-Sabbagh, with a contribution by Wisam Salsaa from the gallery of the Walled Off Hotel.

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Challenges facing tourism in Bethlehem post Covid

Discussion and Q and A with Michel Awad (Alternative Tourism), Sami Khoury (Visit Palestine), Hani Abu Dayyeh (NET Tours), Rula Rizik and Mark Khano.

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Irrepressible creativity - Palestine’s arts and culture scene today

Panel discussion with Marina Barham, Rania Elias, Abdelfattah Abusrour with Phyllida Lloyd.

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Urban Heritage

Film clips and a live discussion about action in response to the many challenges threatening the rich urban heritage (material & intangible) of cities across the region

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