How childhood memories influence your work and your identity is revealed through art
Emily Jacir, Malak Mattar, Yazan Abu Salamah and Mustafa talk about their work
Writing of Palestine
How do authors write in English about Palestine? How can they reach a global audience? Ahmed Masoud, Selma Dabbagh, Nayrouz Qarmout and Naema Aldaqsha discuss their work from London and Gaza.
Shrinking Space and the construction of borders
Christiane Dabdoub Nasser in conversation with Leila Sansour and Jacob Norris about her book, “A moon will Rise”. Topics of interest range from Bethlehem families in Palestine and across the globe, to the unrelenting construction of borders across Palestine/Syria/Lebanon and Brexit.
A person can only be born in one place
Ahmed Najar, Ashraf Afifi and Aimee Shalan discuss the impact of the occupation on artists in Palestine and on Palestinians in the diaspora.
Wasted Time: Cultural activity and the role it plays in national identity
Dr Abdelfattah Abusrour, Neil Leiper, Chunk and Dr. Rhys Machold discuss the positive role that filmmaking, theatre and the arts can play in giving hope to people, through their work with young people and prisoners.
Cairsti Russell and Diala Isid in conversation about her upcoming film, Freedom to Run, and the Bethlehem marathon.
Short film screenings "Sawsan" and "Coffee Cup" followed by discussion
In this panel, the Shooters team discuss film-making with young Palestinian film makers Wisam Jafari and Ibrahim Handal.
Online launch of First Arabic edition of Granta Literature Magazine
Mahmoud Muna speaks to Arabic Granta authors