• TIFF Bell Lightbox (map)
  • 350 King St W
  • Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3X5
  • Canada

Young Pals: Palestinian Stories for Kids

September 22
Sign in at 3:15pm; Crafts 3:30pm; Storytelling 4:00pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Lab, 4th Floor

Storytelling by Sarah Abusrar
Youth program

Toronto Palestine Film Festival debuts its first program for our young pals! All ages are welcome to attend this showcase of Palestinian storytelling performed by Sarah Abusarar who will bring to life folktales and fables from Palestine preserved and passed down inter-generationally.

  • You will be surprised to learn how many popular legends have their roots in Palestinian oral histories.

Registration is required due to limited capacity and to guarantee a seat.

Walk-ins are welcome if there is space. Older children may also enjoy watching the award-winning, animated film The Tower (English language) at 5:30 PM. Read more about the film.

  • Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, The Lab, 4th Floor.  

  • Sign in at 3:15pm; Crafts 3:30pm; Storytelling 4:00pm


Sarah, comes from a long line of storytellers on her paternal side. She, tells stories to both adults and children. Sarah, has told, both nationally and internationally, at various cultural centres, museums, art galleries, festivals, libraries, parks and homes. Because, Sarah, grew up in several countries, she tells stories from all over the world with the focus on Palestinian and Croatian stories, where her roots lie. Her favorite stories are ones that promote social change. Sarah, has also used stories in a therapeutic way, with children in refugee camps as well as refugee children in Toronto, as part of their therapy. She teaches stories at the Parent Child Mother Goose Program. Sarah, tells stories so that she may go deep inside of the tales and find herself in far away magical places, that she remembers, from long, long ago.