ShoutOUT! The 2017 Singapore-Palestinian Film Festival

Still from 'The Time that Remains'

Peer into Palestine through film. Often seen as a hotbed of strife and fighting in the news, films hold up a different mirror to every realities in this place. Founded in 2016, the Singapore-Palestinian Film Festival provides a viable platform for Palestinian film makers and artists to tell their stories and alternate narratives to a Singapore audience. The festival is organised by Adela Foo. Supported by the Middle East Institute (NUS).

This festival features a group of female car racers, Palestinian Hip Hop rappers, nuns who face off with Israeli settlers, 18 cows, a village demonstration as well as a semi-biography. The festival takes place at The Projector from 19 to 22 January 2017. You can book your tickets in this link.

English Title: Speed Sisters
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic with English subtitles
Directed By: Amber Fares
One-liner synopsis: The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine

English Title: Slingshot Hip Hop
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic with English subtitles
Directed By: Jackie Salloum
One-liner synopsis: Palestinian rappers use music to resist Israel.

English Title: Ave Maria
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic/Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed By: Basil Khalil
One-liner synopsis: Nuns of the Sisters of Mercy convent in the West Bank have their routine disrupted when a family of religious Israeli settlers crash their car into the convent's wall.


English Title: The Wanted 18
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic/Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed By: Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
One-liner synopsis: The film gives voice to the activists who participated in the dairy, their families and friends, and the people whose lives were changed by it.

English Title: 5 Broken Cameras
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic with English subtitles
Directed By: Emad Burnet and Guy Davidi
One-liner synopsis: In 2005 when the demonstrations against the wall started, Emad got his first camera and started to film the happenings in the village. 


English Title: The Time that Remains
Language (and subtitles, if any): Arabic with English subtitles
Directed By: Elia Suleiman 
One-liner synopsis: The Time That Remains is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman.

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