Next Week in Toronto: With Love from Palestine

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Audiences with a love for all things artistic, political, and controversial can look forward to the Toronto Palestine Film Festival next weekend. Festival-goers can be assured of quality; all of the features are alumni from major festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, and Cannes. A quick selection:

The Time That Remains – This visually stunning film follows an Israeli-Arab family from 1948 to present times, weaving a surreal and contemplative narrative.

Budrus – This documentary chronicles the story of Budrus, a village at risk of destruction due to Israel’s Separation Wall, and the unlikely attempt of a Palestinian community organizer who unites local Fatah and Hamas members behind an unarmed cause.

Zindeeq – Taking place over a single day and night, Zindeeq is the story of an exile filming in Palestine and his family coming under threat of vendetta.

Jaffa, the Orange’s Clockwork – This documentary is about the visual history of “Jaffa oranges,” Israel’s primary citrus export, which tend to show up in painting, cinema, poetry, and other forms of art.

The festival starts on the second of October; tickets can be purchased online and at the door.

– Dave

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