Tomorrow’s Freedom

27/02/2024 6:00 pm

Hyde Park Picture House, LS6 1JD

Georgia Scott, Sophia Scott, 2022, UK, 97 mins

English, Arabic with English subtitles

Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouti, often described as the ‘Palestinian Nelson Mandela’, is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison following what was seen by many as his unlawful arrest and imprisonment. Barghouti’s story is told movingly by his wife Fadwa, as well as his children Sharaf, Arab and Qassam. The film follows his time in prison, his family visits and campaigns for release and his hunger strike. The footage ranges from the intimate and engaging through to moving and powerful, but confirms him as a charismatic and popular leader who – according to polls in 2012 – would attract 60% of Palestinians to vote for him as President of the Palestinian Authority if given the chance. A provocative and compassionate story that takes you on a brutally honest and transformative journey into the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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