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Layaly Badr

Layaly Badr wrote children’s stories before she turned to filmmaking. She studied filmmaking in Germany and screenwriting at the New York Film Academy. Badr has been awarded several awards for her films and television work and published two books, Lobana Wal Qamar and Nahr Wa Shajara. Her films are distinguished musicals, combining live action with animation. Badr was the head of ART Children’s Channel before moving into the cinema industry as a producer and distributor. She worked as a managing director in the two biggest networks in the Middle East: ART and Rotana. She has also worked as a consultant for two of Egyptian networks: Al Nahar and ON TV.


Road to Palestine (1985)

12 September 2021

The Void Project looks at the effect of the absence of Palestinian visual archives on the construction of a Palestinian visual narrative. The project was founded by Palestinian documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, producer and writer Azza El-Hassan, whose documentary films mostly reflect her experience living in exile and her experience living in Palestine. In this programme, El-Hassan brings together a selection of films produced by the Palestine Film Institute in Jordan and Lebanon during the revolutionary years of Palestinian Cinema. These films are a testimony to both the history of international solidarity with Palestine, as well as the ongoing struggle for a self determined Palestinian narrative. — Jemma Desai

The screening at the Maltings will be introduced by Sheyma Buali, a programmer, producer and writer and member of the London Palestine Film Festival programming team since 2011.

Run Time

109 mins
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