The characters in the documentary “Stitching Palestine” - Photo courtesy of the event’s official Facebook page The characters in the documentary “Stitching Palestine” - Photo courtesy of the event’s official Facebook page

NVI Cinema to screen ‘Stitching Palestine’

Sat, Jan. 13, 2018
CAIRO – 13 January 2018: NVIC Cinema, Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo will be screening “Stitching Palestine” on Sunday February 4. “Stitching Palestine” is a touching documentary directed by Lebanese director Carol Mansour and produced by Muna Khalidi.

In “Stitching Palestine” twelve strong-minded and expressive Palestinian women from different walks of life (lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians) invite the audience to listen to their stories about the diaspora and resistance, sharing with memories of their lives and of their identity.

Their narratives are connected, creating a historical thread of stories that tell the larger tale of their homeland. Although the twelve women inform the audience about their own personal stories, they all have one common message; “justice will thrive”.

Carol Mansour is Canadian/Lebanese and of Palestinian origin, she has been producing documentaries for more than 20 years. She has roamed the world from Sri Lanka to Lebanon to Uzbekistan with the aim to discover the world. Shedding light on her work, her movies received international recognition from over 30 film festival screenings and official selections worldwide.

Her films won many awards including the Jury’s Prize at the Institute du Monde Arab in Paris and Best Documentary at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam. Her film on the 2006 Israeli war with Lebanon, “A Summer Not to Forget” received Best Short International Documentary at the New Zealand Festival and the Best Documentary at the Sole Luna Festival, amongst other prizes.

Carol’s work is mainly focused on societal issues concerning human rights such as migrant workers, refugees, environmental issues, mental health, war, the right to healthcare, and child labor.
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