Welcome to Haringey Independent Cinema

HIC is a not-for-profit community film club organised and run by Haringey residents. It’s usually held on the last Thursday of the month at West Green Learning Centre on West Green Road. Doors open at 7pm. Everyone welcome!

next-film-redThursday 18 September 2014
Where Should the Birds Fly?
Fida Qishta | Palestine, 2012 | 58 mins | Arabic with English subtitles


Screening as part of the Palestinian Literature Festival
We will also be screening a short film about the tunnels in Gaza
Food and drinks provided by Haringey Justice for Palestinians

This recent documentary directed and narrated by Fida Qishta, begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004. Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents’ house of 30 years crumble under the bulldozers. As it was destroyed, her father told her and her family to leave and keep walking. “He feared if our eyes took in the sight, our hearts would be filled with hate,” Qishta says.

This highly acclaimed documentary is the heartbreaking account of the continuing injustices that many Palestinians face on a daily basis in Gaza. Quishta uses the simple techniques of footage, straightforward filming and interviews to tell her story and to illuminate the endless brutality to which the people of Gaza are subjected by the Israelis.

It is, without doubt, a must see.

“This moving documentary provides incontrovertible proof of human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the IDF against Gaza in 2008-09…essential viewing for anyone wishing to understand what Israel is doing to Gaza and the effects of Israeli occupation on Palestinians everywhere.”
Terri Ginsberg, PhD film scholar, co-author of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Thursday 30 October 2014
Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler | USA, 2013 | 85 mins | Cert. 15