TPFF 2013 Pre-Festival Program
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|The Red Stone|
Taking its title from the characteristic red stone with which many of Jerusalem’s historic buildings are built, Ahmad Damen’s investigative documentary focuses on Palestinian areas of west Jerusalem that were occupied and depopulated in 1948. While tracking the architectural and family histories of these splendid properties, Red Stone introduces the buildings’ current occupants, the Israeli real estate companies trading in their “exotic” appearances, and the original owners many of whom are now barred from their homes.Admission will be a $5 donation at the door.
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Beit Zatoun Date and time:
25 Dec 2014, 7:00pm Director(s):
Ahmad Damen Release year:
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50 min Country of origin:
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We are excited to announce the launch of the sixth Toronto Palestine Film Festival!
Join us in kicking off the 2013 season with a party at The Pilot (22 Cumberland St.) with a special guest performance by the enigmatic Palestinian-Canadian R&B songstress Ayah!
Afterwards, DJ Yalla! Yalla! will be spinning Arabic and English beats to get us into the groove to celebrate the beginning of another great season with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival!
We’ll see you on the dance floor!
Doors Open @ 8pm
Cover Charge: $10
The annual TPFF Party in the Pits will take place on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 8PM at Christie Pits Park. Join us for a free screening of Annemarie Jacir’s Salt of this Sea and some delicious treats!
Salt of this Sea tells the story of Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, who discovers that her grandfather’s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Stubborn, passionate and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of “returning” to Palestine. Watch the trailer here.
We screened Salt of this Sea on the opening night of the very first Toronto Palestine Film Festival. It was a wildly successful evening, the theatre was packed and energy was high. Starring actress and acclaimed spoken word poet Suheir Hammad was in attendance and participated in an audience Q&A after the screening. We are looking forward to sharing this wonderful film with Toronto audiences again!
This is a free event. Christie Pits Park is located at 750 Bloor St W. Find this event on Facebook here.