Flying Paper is being screened at many film festivals and special events at venues around the world, while many articles, film reviews and broadcast TV segments about the film are being aired. See the list of all previous and upcoming screenings here, and stay tuned for more updates on our Facebook page. You may also host a screening of Flying Paper in your community.
May 1, 2015 The Cape Cod Festival of Arab and Middle Eastern Cinema. Special event with Co-Director Nitin Sawhney. Presented by the Cape Cod Film Society and Co-presented by Brewster Meeting House Presents.
March 24, 2015 Barranquilla International Film Festival. Colombia Premiere of the Spanish Subtitled version of Flying Paper (Papel Que Vuela). Presented by FICBAQ.
March 14, 2015 Poppies of Palestine Film Festival, Kuwait. Kuwait Premiere of Flying Paper. With an online question and answer with the audience and Co-Director Roger Hill.
January 27, 2015: Special Screening of Flying Paper in South Central Pennsylvania. Tuesday January 27 at 7pm, Valentine Hall Auditorium at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, 61 Seminary Ridge Gettysburg, PA. Presented by The Middle East Justice and Peace Group of South Central Pennsylvania.
January 24, 2015: Bangladesh International Children’s Film Festival, January 24 – 30, 2015. Presented by Children’s Film Society Bangladesh.
January 16, 2015: Special Screening at the Muslim Community Association in Santa Clara. January 16, 2015. Time TBD. With Co-Director Roger Hill. Presented by Muslim Community Association of Santa Clara. Contact MCA for more information.
December 13, 2014: Festival Screening: The 10th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, Saturday, December 13, 2014, 1 pm, Brown Auditorium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles.
November 29, 2014: Festival Screening: The 2nd International Film Festival on Nakba and Return, November 29, 2014, 4:30 pm, Tel Aviv Cinematique, Tel Aviv, Israel. Organized by Zochrot.
November 21, 2014: Special Screening: Arab American Cultural Center of the Silicon Valley, November 14, 2014, 6:30 pm, San Jose, California. With Co-Director Roger Hill.
November 13, 2014: Festival Screening: The 6th Lahore International Children Film Festival (LICFF), November 13, 2014, Faiz Ghar, Lahore, Pakistan.
October 24, 2014: Special Screening: Liverpool Rise for Palestine Film Series, Friday October 24, 7:00 pm, 96 Bold St. Liverpool, UK. Presented by Liverpool Rise for Palestine.
October 22, 2014: Festival Screening: Twin Cities Film Fest, Minnesota Premiere, Wednesday, October 22, 12:30 pm, 1625 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presented by Augsburg College.
October 12, 2014: Special Screening: Benefit for Gaza Community Health Program, Sunday October 12, 7:00 pm. Unity Church, Santa Barbara. Presented by Jewish Voice for Peace, Santa Barbara Chapter, with Co-Director Roger Hill. Proceeds donated to the Gaza Mental Health Foundation.
Sept 12, 2014: Festival Screening: Harlem International Film Festival, Friday September 12, 6:50 pm, Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Boulevard / Lenox Avenue (Between 127th and 128th Streets). With Co-Director Nitin Sawhney.
Sept 5, 2014: Festival Screening: Gaza Film Festival, presented by Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU, Friday Sept 5, 7:30 pm, King Juann Carlos Auditorium (1st Floor) 53 Washington Square South, Manhattan NY. With Co-Director Nitin Sawhney.
Aug 14, 2014: Special Screening: Gaza Relief Benefit, presented by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Thursday August 14, 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto. With Co-Director Roger Hill.
Aug 7, 2014: Special Screening: Benefit for aid to Children in Gaza, presented by Middle East Children’s Alliance, Thursday, August 7, 7:00pm, La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
July 22, 2014: Italian Premiere: InTe Cinema Festival, Tuesday, July 22, Itallian Premiere, Rome, Italy.
May 22, 2014: Special Screening: Alwan for the Arts, Thursday, May 22, 7pm. 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor, (between Broad St. and Broadway), New York with co-director Nitin Sawhney in attendance.
May 21, 2014: UN Premiere: UNITED NATIONS Screening of Flying Paper, Wednesday, May 21st 3:30 pm, Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, United Nations Headquarters, New York, with co-director Nitin Sawhney and editor Rafael Parra in conversation with Robert Turner, Director of Operations, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)- Gaza. WATCH ARCHIVED WEBCAST VIDEO. Hosted by the Working Group of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, UN Division for Palestinian Rights.
May 16, 2014: Special Screening: Blossom Valley Muslim Community Center, Friday, May 16, 7:30 pm, 5885 Santa Teresa Blvd #113, San Jose, California, with Co-Director Roger Hill in attendance.
May 15, 2014: Special Screening: Santa Clara County Palestinian Cultural Day, 3:45-5:00 pm, 70 W Hedding Street, San Jose, California. Co-Director Roger Hill will be presenting the film and discuss the creative resilience of the Palestinian youth involved with Flying Paper.
May 12, 2014: Special Screening: Le printemps des cultures palestiniennes organized by Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche Orient (CPJP) – Committee for Just Peace in the Middle East, Monday, May 12, 6:30pm, 55 avenue de la liberté, L-1931 Luxembourg, with co-producer Anne Paq speaking.
May 4, 2014: Special Screening: Second Presentation at The New School, Sunday, May 4th, 7pm, Kellen Auditorium, 66 5th Ave, The New School, with co-director Nitin Sawhney in attendance.
April 12, 2014: New York Premiere: The New School, Saturday, April 12, 7:30 pm. John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY, with co-directors Nitin Sawhney & Roger Hill and supervising editor Rafael Parra speaking. Includes premiere of the short film Xik Vuh (Paper Wing) directed by Edgar Sajcabun and the Kamin art collective from Comalapa, Guatemala. Facebook event page. See Video Highlights from the Premiere.
April 4, 2014: San Francisco Premiere: USF Human Rights Film Festival, Friday, April 4, 5:30 pm, USF Presentation Theater 2350 Turk Blvd. at Masonic Ave, San Francisco, CA, with co-director Roger Hill speaking.
January 29, 2014: Sneak Preview: Resurfacing Exhibition, Wednesday, January 29th, 7PM at the Mission Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, with co-director Roger Hill speaking. Facebook event page.
January 11, 2014: Sneak Preview: Action Aid, Pakistan presents Flying Paper. Saturday, January 11, 4:00pm, F-32/1 Block 8, Clifton (office of Action Aid), Karachi, Pakistan, in discussion with Yasmin Qureshi and a skype chat with co-director Nitin Sawhney. Facebook event page.
December 25, 2013: Sneak Preview: Institute for Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS) presents Flying Paper. Wednesday, December 25, 5:30pm, Room 709, Al Qadir Heights, 1 Babar Block, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan, in discussion with Yasmin Qureshi, an Indian activist and writer working on social justice issues in South Asia and Palestine, and a skype chat with co-director Nitin Sawhney. Facebook event page.
December 8, 2013: Sneak Preview: Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) Annual Festival: Politics Aside: A Humanitarian Revival. Sunday, December 8, 2pm, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey, with co-director Roger Hill speaking.
December 7, 2013: Sneak Preview: Screening for the Downtown Islamic Center of Chicago (DIC), Saturday, December 7, 5pm, Downtown Islamic Center of Chicago, 231 S State Street, 3rd Floor. Event co-sponsored by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, with co-director Roger Hill speaking via skype.
December 1, 2013: Festival Screening: CinePalestino Festival, Sunday, December 1st 3:45pm, Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, U.K. The festival is produced by Showroom Cinema, one of Europe’s largest independent cinemas, and the Yorkshire Palestine Cultural Exchange.
November 30, 2013: Middle East Premiere: Ajyal Film Festival for the Young, Doha Film Institute, Saturday, November 30th 5:45pm, Katara 12 Theater B, Doha, Qatar. Special Screening with co-director Nitin Sawhney and Executive Producer Uzma Hasan attending in person.
November 21, 2013: Sneak Preview: Franco-German Cultural Center. With co-director Nitin Sawhney attending in person, Thursday, November 21st, 6pm, Ramallah, Palestine.
November 16, 2013: Festival Screening: St. Louis International Film Festival. With co-director Roger Hill attending in person, Saturday, November 16th, 2pm, Brown Hall’s Auditorium, Forsyth Boulevard and Chaplin Drive, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
October 24, 2013: Festival Screening: Boston Palestine Film Festival (BPFF) with co-director Nitin Sawhney attending in person. Thursday Oct. 24th, 7:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.
October 19, 2013: Festival Screening: UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival, Saturday, October 19th, 4pm at The Uptown Theater, Utica, NY.
October 19, 2013: Festival Screening: Utopia Film Festival, Washington D.C., Greenbelt MD. With an introduction by Chris McGrath from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Saturday October 19th, 2 pm at Greenbelt Municipal Meeting, Greenbelt, MD.
October 18, 2013: Festival Screening: United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) with co-directors Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill attending in person. Friday, October 18th, 1:30pm at the Palo Alto Aquarius Theater, 340 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA.
October 11, 2013: Festival Screening: ArcLight’s Third Annual Documentary Film Festival with co-director Roger Hill attending in person, Hollywood, Los Angeles. Friday, October 11th, 1:45 pm at the Arclight Theaters Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
October 6, 2013: Exhibition Screening: Film Screening and Creative Resilience Kite Installation (Video), with co-director Roger Hill speaking over Skype, Monday, October 6th, 3pm at the Peanut Gallery, 1000 N California Ave, Chicago, Illinois. Co-sponsored by the Kite Collective and the Chicago Palestine Film Festival. Chicago event Facebook page.
September 28, 2013: Festival Screening: 27th Annual Wine Country Film Festival, with Co-Director Roger Hill presenting. Screening held on Saturday Sept. 28, 12:00 pm at St. Patricks Episcopal Church, 9000 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA.
September 12, 2013: Festival Screening: International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality (IFFPIE), and Award of Excellence, Best Documentary Feature. Screening held on Thursday, Sept 12th, Planet Hollywood XXI Cinema, Jakarta, Indonesia.
September 8, 2013: Festival Screening: Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, with co-director Nitin Sawhney attending in person, on Sunday Sept. 8 at 12:00 pm (noon), Katherine Cornell Theater, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. With an introduction from the screenings co-sponsor Kinder USA.
August 18, 2013: Festival Screening: The Indie Gathering International Film Festival, and Award for Best Documentary (Foreign). Screening Room A, Clarion Inn & Conference Center, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH, Sunday, Aug 18th at 11:00 am. Indie Gathering Award Presentations held in Screening Room A, Sunday 5 PM. Co-director Roger Hill attending in person to accept the award.
July 9, 2013: Sneak Preview: Outdoor Screening for the Strelka Summer Program: Here and Now with co-director Nitin Sawhney speaking, Tuesday 10 PM, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow, Russia.
June 30, 2013: Festival Screening: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, National Constitution Center, Sunday, June 30th, 12:30pm – 2pm, with co-director Nitin Sawhney attending in person. Flying Paper was one of the first 5 films selected for the festival is showcasing prominently on the festival website.
June 27, 2013: Sneak Preview: International Conference on Children and Design (IDC 2013) with co-director Nitin Sawhney speaking, Thursday 7 PM, The New School, Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York City, New York.
June 5, 2013: Spanish Language Premiere: Casa No’j, Xela, Guatemala with co-director Nitin Sawhney speaking, Wednesday 7 PM, Casa No’j Cultural Center, 7a. calle 12-12 zona 1, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
May 5, 2013: World Premiere: London Palestine Film Festival with Executive Producer Uzma Hasan speaking, Tuesday 8 PM, the Barbican Cinema, London, U.K.
May 1-23, 2013: Exhibition Screening: The Cutting Room’s Freedom in Air Exhibit along with the Kite Runner this month in Nottingham U.K.
April 18, 2013: Sneak Preview: Athens International Film and Video Festival with co-director Roger Hill speaking, Thursday 8 PM, Athens, Ohio.
April 5, 2013: French Language Sneak Preview: Evry Palestine, France with co-producer Anne Paq speaking via Skype, Evry Palestine, Annual General Meeting (AGM), France.
February 27, 2013: Video: Broadcast News Segment on Al Hurra Television by Corine Farhat. The 13 min segment captures quite well the emotions, symbolism and narrative of the film through interviews with our team and the key scenes (in English and Arabic).
February 2013: Pre-Release Screenings: Preview with Gaza Youth Cast & Crew with co-producers Anne Paq and Abeer Ahmed, Seifa, Gaza and French Cultural Center, Gaza City (blog post by Anne Paq).
The Seifa village in Gaza is where the main storyline of the film was shot; the screening was met with rousing cheers as the kids saw themselves on screen. After over 3 years in production, this was probably our most memorable moment.
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