Bethlehem Today : Two Short Films

Event Date
3pm EDT / 12 noon PDT

Aida Refugee Camp Virtual Tour - The Aida (Ayda) Refugee Camp was first established in 1950 to house refugees from 17 area villages destroyed by Israel during the 1948 war.   This 2021 film takes you on a tour of Aida, which is 2 kilometres north of the historic center of Bethlehem. You will be led through the main gateway under the vast house key, a stark reminder to all that they will return to their villages.


Bethlehem–Beyond the Wall - A report by U.K.’s Sky News TV shows the impact of Israel’s Separation Wall on Palestinians in the West Bank as well as the illegal settlements springing up continuously on Palestinian land. Their land is sliced through by this concrete eyesore snaking across the landscape.


This event is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Cultural Festival

Join the Q&A discussion with:

Abdelfattah Abusrour – author, actor/director, founder of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society

Christiane Dabdoub Nasser – cultural operator, heritage consultant, author

Leila Sansour (moderator) – director/producer, founder of OPEN BETHLEHEM


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Watch the Trailer here: