Salt of This Sea
What Walaa Wants


Our two films for International Women’s day feature bold and inspiring women – one real, one fictional – and two women directors.

Teaming up with Bertha Doc House, we are showing “What Walaa Wants”, a refreshing documentary that follows this determined young woman’s journey to join the Palestinian Security Forces.

And a film only screened once before in the UK, “Salt of This Sea”, by renowned Palestinian director Anne Marie Jacir. We have shown other films by Anne Marie Jacir to packed houses in the past, so don’t miss out on this cracker.


Speaker events are still available to watch here (free).

We raised £2500 for Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), to support urgently needed healthcare for Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. A small donation was also made to the family who shared their story in Samouni Street, one of the festival films.

To see the full 2020 programme click here

Read comprehensive reviews of three films by Elizabeth Heyes on our news page here

What people said about the 2020 festival

“The choice of films was absolutely stunning and utterly inspiring”

“Very good films. The chief objective of humanising Palestinians. Appreciated the range of mood and length”

“I think it was amazing, informative, and hearting breaking and funny, thank you”