Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Tag: Heritage

Notes from the Diaspora: the Bethlehemite communities of Latin America

Panel discussion/roundtable about migratory experiences of Bethlehemites and their descendants in the Americas. 

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Palestine through 4 womens work

Carol Mansour, Carol Sansour, Huda al-Imam in conversation with Lucy Lyon

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Lives between the Lines - Reflections on a lost Levant

Michael Vatikiotis in conversation with Toby Ash and Anthony Gorman.

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Arts and its place within the community

What is ‘Beautiful Resistance,’ and what role can cultural activity play within the community? Abdelfattah Abusrour, Brigid Keenan and Charlotte Eagar discuss their work in refugee camps across Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

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“Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story of that person”

A discussion between Iraqi writer Haifa Zangana and journalist Victoria Brittain about Palestinian women who have written about their experiences as ex-prisoners. They also discuss The Palestine Book Awards, and how it offers an important platform for Palestinian voices.

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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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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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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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