Mariam Zaqout

Mariam Zaqout

Mariam is a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds. She comes from Palestine, Gaza. Her focus is the political economy challenges related to delivering public services to the poor. Mariam is always keen to talk about the unusual, determined and varied lives of the people of Gaza.

We Refuse To Be Enemies


3 new short films focusing on creative resistance in Palestine It’s easy to hate, the journey for justice will continue with faith, with hope, with love Daoud Nassar Wednesday 22 September 2021 7pm Seven Arts LS7 3PD Tickets: £5.00 Book on or available on the door Followed by a Q&A with Sally Azzam, co-founder … Read more

We Resist In Our Music

We Resist In Our Music

A special double-bill film & food event in partnership with Leeds Black Film Club Thursday 7 October 6-10pm New Moorside Social Club, Holborn Approach, Woodhouse, LS6 2PD (entrance on Midgley Terrace) Tickets £8 – includes pizza (£6 students & low income) – Buy Tickets The films will be followed by a Q&A with DJ Fluid … Read more

Naila and the Uprising

naila and the uprising

A free, women-only event In partnership with Shantona Women’s & Family Centre What happens when women take the lead in struggles for rights and justice? Wednesday 29th September 6-8pm Bangladeshi Centre Roundhay Road LS8 5AN A rare chance to see a film that tells the remarkable story of Naila Ayesh and a strong community of … Read more

Sally Azzam

Sally Azzam

Sally Azzam is a Palestinian social activist who has worked for many years in human rights and women’s organisations in her home town of Nazareth, the largest Palestinian community in Israel. She is married to a British journalist, Jonathan Cook, she met in Nazareth in the early stages of the second intifada. They have two … Read more

Interview with Annemarie Jacir

Annemarie Jacir

We love the subtlety of Annemarie Jacir’s films, and we are thrilled that she is taking time from a busy schedule to join us from Palestine for an interview about her work, and her views on contemporary Arab cinema. Two of Annemarie’s films, Wajib and When I Saw You are currently available to watch as … Read more

Leeds Palestinian Film Festival goes International for Its Sixth Year

Tickets are now on sale for Leeds Palestinian Film Festival’s first globally accessible online programme, taking place between 14th – 28th November.

Leeds Palestinian Film Festival’s sixth edition will be available online for the first time, providing local, national and international audiences an even more accessible way to support and engage with Palestinian art, culture, history and politics through the medium of film.

Jews Step Forward – Panel Discussion


A partnership event with Pax Christi and Justice & Peace (Leeds Diocese) THE PANEL John Battle (Chair) is the former MP for Leeds West and Chair of the Diocese of Leeds Justice & Peace Commission. He is a long-time campaigner against poverty and injustice, supporter of Palestine, and now focused on local issues. Pat Gaffney is … Read more

Conversation About Annemarie Jacir

AMJ speaker event

  Saeed Taji Farouky in conversation with Catriona Mahmoud We are delighted to be celebrating the work of the acclaimed Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir this year. Deepen your appreciation of her two successful dramas in our programme – When I Saw You and Wajib – by tuning in to this conversation about her work. Saeed … Read more