259-260 Hardess Street, Brixton
Film screening: Flying Paper
Our Lambeth & Wandsworth PSC has the great pleasure to invite you to a film screening and discussion of “Flying Paper”.
Flying Paper, a film by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying. The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. While the record-breaking event is what drives the film’s narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal.
Entry Free (donations welcome to cover costs)
Note: Doors open from 7pm. Licensed bar
[Train: Loughborough Junction. Tube: Brixton. Buses 35, 45, 345, P4]