7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Crisp Road Hammersmith W6 9RL
The Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK and the Palestine Film Foundation invite you to join us at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London on Sunday April 13th for a soaring double-bill…
FLYING PAPER Nitin Sawhney & Roger Hill / 2013 Documentary / 71min
+ A SPACE EXODUS Larissa Sansour / 2009 Fiction / 5min
FLYING PAPER documents a spectacular quest by Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip to break the World Record for the most kites ever flown. Co-produced with young Palestinians trained by the filmmakers through a youth media programme (Voices Beyond Walls), the film is a celebration of creative resilience. Scored by the co-director’s namesake, renowned British composer Nitin Sawhney, Flying Paper mixes animated sequences with breathtaking footage of the record-breaking bid and warm portraits of the film’s protagonists. A captivating journey into Gazan kite culture – borne aloft by the playful humour and indomitable spirit of the kiteflyers themselves!
A SPACE EXODUS adapts a passage of Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, following the director on a phantasmagorical journey through the stars – the first Palestinian into space. Sansour’s moon-landing evokes Armstrong’s (“a small step for a Palestinian, a giant leap for mankind”), but this witty short touches on experiences of displacement and statelessness as much as it does those of space travel or moon-landings…
Presented by the Association of the Palestinian Community in the UK and the Palestine Film Foundation.