Free Film Showing: Where Should the Birds Fly?

Free Film Showing: Where Should the Birds Fly? By Fida Qishta

15thApril, 19:00-21:00 – hosted by Amnesty Hampstead and Belsize

Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

Screening followed by a Q&A panel. Please book your free ticket at

A powerfully moving and provocative film: the stories of two resilient young women struggling for normalcy in the cruel abnormality of Gaza.

While the film illustrates the efforts of Gazans to live and work under the horrific Israeli military attack, it also shows the struggle of orphaned 10-year-old Mona and filmmaker Fida to maintain humanity, humour and hope, and to find some sense of normality in a world that is anything but normal. Through the lens of the camera we see the different sides of Gaza — the border, the lives of farmers and fishermen, the impact of military attack, and the effort to pick up shattered lives and maintain humanity.

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with panellists including:

  • Sarah Colborne, Director, Palestine Solidarity Campaign
  • Rana Baker, SOAS graduate and activist from Gaza
  • Professor Haim Bresheeth, filmmaker, photographer and film studies scholar at SOAS
  • Emad Alqasim, Palestinian activist

Chaired by Dr Shonini Chaudhuri, Senior Lecturer in film studies at the University of Essex.


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