FILM Screening: ‘Open Bethlehem’ on Capitol Hill

Dec 12 2017


2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)
Washington, DC


Join the Arab American Institute and Churches for Middle East Peace for a special film screening and discussion of ‘Open Bethlehem’ on Tuesday, December 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Capitol Hill in Room 2168 Rayburn HOB (Gold Room). We will be joined by the filmmaker, Leila Sansour, for the discussion.

When: Tuesday, December 12th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Where: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)


Leila is a filmmaker from one of the oldest Christian families in Bethlehem, and she has been documenting events unfolding in her city over the past decade, including the building of the Israeli Wall. The film spans ten momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. Her film ‘Open Bethlehem’ brings viewers both the story of Bethlehem and the reality of the challenges faced by its communities.