Open Bethlehem DVD
Open Bethlehem DVD
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Product Code: OD09499-SP18

Reports predict that if trends continue the Christian community of Bethlehem, a
city that provides a model for a multi-faith Middle East, may be unsustainable
within one generation. The enormous wall and ongoing Israeli settlements are
strangling the city. Leila Sansour's plan to stay a year stretches to seven, and
is only resolved when she realizes that, sometimes, the biggest dreams take
flight from the smallest places.

"Open Bethlehem" is a story of a homecoming to the world's most famous little
town. The film spans seven momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a
city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. The film draws
from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material. In fact the
making of this film has led to the creation of the largest visual archive of
Bethlehem in the world and plans are currently being discussed with University
College London (UCL) to turn the collection into a museum.

While telling a personal story, the film charts the creation of a campaign,
named Open Bethlehem, to compel international action to bring peace to the
Middle East.

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