2017 program guide
What could be 'breaking news' in a country where war, violence and demolition are part of the daily life?...
Kareem leads an aimless life between odd jobs and hanging out with his buddies in a crime-ridden Arab ghetto of the mixed city of Lyd.
Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a meditation on the Palestinian people's struggle to produce an image and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of the Palestine Film Unit as part of the PLO.
In May 2014, Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank (Palestine) shot and killed two teenagers, Nadeem Nawara and Mohamad Abu Daher.
The film deals with Palestinian archives plundered by Jewish/Israeli military bodies and soldiers, or looted by civilians who have internalized the corrupt codes of power during the 20th century and are controlled by the Israeli military archives.
Emwas is a personal film that follows the journey of the director, Dima Abu Ghoush, as she rebuilds her demolished hometown from the memories of its people.
Downtown Cairo, 2009. In the fading grandeur of downtown Cairo, Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the pulse of his city at a moment when all around him dreams as well as buildings are disintegrating.
Enjoy a popular selection of delicious traditional Palestinian brunch dishes prepared by Isam Kaisi, acclaimed chef of District Oven.
Internationally acclaimed Samir, Wissam and Adnan Joubran are the fourth generation of a Palestinian family of oud makers and players.
Trapped in "the world's largest open-air prison" and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches.
Tawfiq’s Reef is centered on the story of Tawfiq Abu Riyala a Gaza fisherman who was shot dead by the Israeli Navy while attempting to build a man-made reef off the coast of Gaza, in order to catch fish and provide for his family.
To celebrate both fests turning 10 this year, we are proud to present the Palestine Festival of Literature at TPFF.
Twelve Palestinian women talk of their life before the Diaspora, their memories, lives and identity; all connected by the enduring thread of embroidery.
Angele Hazboun (94), and her sister Odette (79), currently live in seclusion.
Dr. Sami is the veterinarian at Qalqilya Zoo. The giraffes died during the last intifada, and replacing them is proving to be a real challenge.
Displaced by war, an anxious mother tries to shield her two sons from danger.
In 2014 the Israeli army began another round of bombardment on the Gaza Strip.
In Between is a story of a certain kind of female friendship, a fierce bond that comes about because of shared gender, background, and hopes.
In Nazareth, an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine.
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day.
Ouroboros, an experimental narrative film, is an homage to the Gaza Strip, to the possibility of hope beyond hopelessness.
Ryuichi Hirokawa is a human being first, a photojournalist second.
The rise and fall of the Middle East peace process in news photos, set to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.
Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah.
TPFF and Art Creates Change, OCAD University are proud to present an artist talk featuring groundbreaking graphic journalist Joe Sacco.
Visit Palestine - it’s only an elevator ride away. This free exhibition on the 4th floor allows participants to explore the land and culture of Palestine in an interactive setting - Jerusalem walking tour; culinary road trip of the West Bank; and cross-stitch workshop. Spaces are limited - register in advance.
Four Italian friends take us on culinary journey across Palestine.
Make a beautiful hand-embroidered bookmark with Dana Masoud from Tiraaz.
The project digitally re-inscribes Palestinians into the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled in 1948.
EXHIBITION / INSTALLATION
An exhibition featuring a collection of graphic novel works by Leila Abdelrazzaq.
An exhibition featuring a collection of video art works by Basma Al Sharif.