Following the success of our 2008 inaugural year, we are pleased to present the second annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF). TPFF 09 will take place on September 26-October 2, 2009, at various cinemas in the GTA including the Art Gallery of Ontario Jackman Theatre, the Bloor Cinema, the Revue Cinema and Square One in Mississauga.
TPFF was conceived to introduce Toronto audiences to the richness and diversity of Palestine and Palestinians.
Our festival strives to inspire new perspectives and celebrate film as a thought-provoking art form.
The festival showcases the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people living in exile or under occupation.
The films examine a wide array of topics from a unique and under-represented Palestinian perspective, and highlight the dynamism of Palestinian culture.
This year we have an art exhibit (Beaver Hall Gallery), brunch (sept 27, 93 Harbord) and discussion forums. tickets and info at http://www.tpff.ca
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival
(October 25-November 1, 2008)
As conceived by Palestine House, the Festival is an important component of the year-long activities commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Nakba. Cinema represents a powerful means for visually interpreting the collective identity and historic struggle of the Palestinian people. The Festival will present in film the extraordinary narrative of a dispossessed people living in exile or under Israeli occupation.
The main objectives of the festival are to highlight the Palestinian narrative and to introduce the rich variety of historic and contemporary Palestinian film to a broad Canadian audience.
Most importantly the Festival will provide the context and opportunity for increasing solidarity within the Palestinian community and with friends and allies locally and internationally.