Naila and the Uprising

Women are at the forefront when an uprising breaks out in 1987. Naila, an iron willed young woman in Gaza, promotes non-violent struggle, and must make a decision between love, family & freedom. This film premiered to great acclaim internationally in 2018, including to sold out audiences in Gaza. It gives a unique insight into … Read more

Stitching Palestine

There was another chance to see this film which drew a full house at Seven Arts, Leeds, during the Festival in November 2018. This amazing film chronicles the moving life stories of twelve resilient, articulate and determined Palestinian women from different walks of life,  all connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Carol … Read more

Stitching Workshop, Display & Talk

Acclaimed textile artist, Deborah Mullins returned to Leeds for this special event, which included: an introductory workshop to Palestinian stitching techniques; a display of Palestinian textile artefacts and Palestinian-inspired embroidery; a presentation on a Halifax community cross-stitch project linked with a group in a Palestinian refugee camp in Bethlehem; tea and refreshments. Palestinian goods were … Read more