The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is truly a celebration of Palestinian culture. It showcases films of various themes and genres, many of [...]
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) is truly a celebration of Palestinian culture. It showcases films of various themes and genres, many of which are world or Canadian premieres, and spotlights Palestinian poetry, music, cuisine and art.
The 7th annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival will run from September 27th – October 3rd, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and the AGO: Jackman Hall.
Highlights of the festival include the opening night film Palestine Stereo directed by Rashid Mashrawi (director of the 2014 TPFF outdoor screening Laila’s Birthday), the closing night film My Love Awaits me by the Sea directed by Mais Darwazah and other great events!
To complement this year’s film programs, TPFF is bringing back one of the most popular TPFF events: Sahtain! TPFF’s Traditional Palestinian Brunch. Catered by the highly reviewed Isam Kaisi, acclaimed chef of 93 Harbord and District Oven.
During this year’s brunch, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival is proud to screen the North American Premiere of Resistance Recipes (31 minutes; Poland/Palestine; Official selection of London Palestine Film Festival, official selection of Bristol Palestine Film Festival, Official selection for Sheffield Doc Videotheque), a 2013 documentary directed by Dasa Raimanova, Alicia Qandil, & Yazeed Abu Khadair. Through stories centred around food and organic agriculture, this film gives the viewer an insider’s view of how Palestinians are affected by the occupation.