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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
Directed by Amber Fares
Directed by cherien dabis
The Time That Remains
directed by elia suleiman
directed by Hany abu-asad
directed by Basil Khalil, Daniel Yáñez Khalil
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.