See another side of Palestine at this film festival in Singapore

Great, you’ve seen Rogue One and La La Land. Good for you. Now make some room on your dance card for Singapore’s first-ever Palestinian Film Festival, a non-profit series of screenings happening Jan 19-22 at The Projector. The festival became a reality through a fundraising campaign, where they raised $2,500 to help pay for screening rights, film permits and event booklets. Organized by Adela Foo with the support of the Middle East Institute (NUS), the festival will showcase six films that will explore aspects of Palestinian life rarely or never seen by the public (not that they can ever be completely divorced from politics).

While films like Speed Sisters, which is about the first all-women car racing team in the Middle East, and Elia Suleiman’s stylish, funny and occasionally heartbreaking The Time That Remains are definite must-watch films, we’re especially excited about 5 Broken Cameras, a six-year documentary shot by a young father, about a non-violent resistance to Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

More info here.