2018 Festival Recap
2018 Festival Recap
2018 Festival Recap

ENCOUNTERING THE HEART OF A PEOPLE THROUGH • Visual Art • Music • Film • Culinary Arts • Sport

Windows into Palestine


Visual Art | Music | film | CulinarY Arts | Sport

Encountering the Heart of a People

Windows into Palestine, held in May 2018, lives on in rich videos documenting festival events and people. The three-day event featured visual art, cuisine, music, feature-length film, and student videos from Bethlehem’s Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture, all depicting the people and circumstances of Palestine. Festival participants came from all over the Twin Cities and the USA, as well as 20 artists, presenters and other partners from Dar al-Kalima and Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem.




Films Screened During the Festival


The wanted 18
directed by paul cowan & amer shomali

Speed Sisters
Directed by Amber Fares

Directed by cherien dabis

The Time That Remains
directed by elia suleiman

the idol
directed by Hany abu-asad

ave maria
directed by Basil Khalil, Daniel Yáñez Khalil

About WIP

Georges Lammam Ensemble performing at the festival, May 2018

Georges Lammam Ensemble performing at the festival, May 2018

For three days in May, 2018, the people, art, and culture of Palestine took center stage with this festival of art, musical performances, films, and food.

Westminster Presbyterian Church has been in a covenant relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church and the Diyar Consortium in Bethlehem, Palestine, since 2010. our covenant calls us to work ecumenically and mutually to build relationships between people of the US and the Middle East. We were pleased to collaborate on the festival with several other congregations and organizations who have the same commitment.