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TPFF 2016 Party in the Pits Outdoor Screening: Theeb
Fri August 5th, 8 PM - 11 PM
Come join us for TPFF's most popular pre-fest event: Party in the Pits Outdoor Screening! We will be showing the Oscar-nominated film Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar.
The event happens Friday August 5th, under the stars in Christie Pits Park. Join us at 8pm for some music, food trucks and fun in the park as we wait for the sun to go down (approximate screening time 9:00pm).
Not only is 2016 the year this film (the first for Jordan) was nominated for an Oscar, it also marks the 100th anniversary of the Arab revolt - a transformative event that re-shaped the geopolitics of the region including Palestine.
Set in the Hejaz province of the Ottoman Empire, 1916, Theeb [Wolf in Arabic] lives with his Bedouin tribe unaware of the historic changes unfolding in the world – WW1 is raging, the Arab revolt is brewing, and the Ottoman empire is crumbling. Having recently lost his father, it falls to Theeb's brother, Hussein, to raise him in this harsh environment. When a British Army Officer and his guide seek their assistance for a mysterious mission, Hussein agrees to escort the pair to their destination, so not to dishonour their late father’s reputation. Disobeying his brother’s instructions, Theeb chases after Hussein and embarks on a treacherous journey across the Arabian Desert. For Theeb to survive he must live up to the name his father gave him. This beautiful film was shot in the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba with a cast made up of members from a local Bedouin tribe.
Watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnEd_WSGtWQ
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM: I AM BLUE
Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp is under siege. The music—unlike water and electricity– flows from Ayham Ahmad’s battered upright piano.
This event is free and open to the public. Make sure you check our Facebook page for weather-related updates on the day of the screening.
We are pleased to have the Christie Pits Film Festival as co-presenters of this event.
TPFF Nakba Commemoration Event
Sun May 15th, 2:00pm
May 15 is the 68th anniversary of al Nakba. Join us at Beit Zatoun for a film screening of Encounter with a Lost Land, with director Maryse Gargour joining us for a Q&A via Skype - this feature will be preceded with the short film The Sons of Eilaboun by Hisham Zreiq (www.sonsofeilaboun.com) . Co-presented by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP Ryerson) and Palestinian Canadian Congress.