Bye Bye Tiberias

From Tue 25 Jun to Sat 06 Jul
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Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass (best known for her roles in the hit series Succession and Ramy) also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters.

Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina Soualem returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of daring Palestinian women, using family footage and historical archives to explore their story of the strength of their bonds through exile, dispossession and heartbreak.

Preview Screening

SAFAR Film Festival is delighted to present an exclusive Q&A preview with director Lina Soualem on 25 June, in partnership with T A P E Collective

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Ciné Lumière + Q&A
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About the director

Lina Soualem is a French-Palestinian-Algerian filmmaker and actress, born and based in Paris. Her first feature Their Algeria (SAFAR, 2021) shone a spotlight on her paternal grandparents as they embarked on a divorce later in life. The film received over a dozen awards from festivals in Europe and the Arab world. Her second documentary Bye Bye Tiberias won the Grierson Award for Documentary Film at London Film Festival 2023 and was Palestine’s submission to the Academy Awards in 2024.