The Kingdom of Women: Ein El Hilweh

Al Jana, the Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts has been collecting oral histories from Palestinian refugees.  The Kingdom of Women: Ein El Hilweh, film forms part of this project.

Kingdom of Women has been reviewed on the Jadaliyya site which is an independent ezine produced by the Arab Studies Institute.

Visit the Palestinian Embassy and the Nabka Museum in Bristol. It is open 11am-6pm, Thursday to Saturday and offers an educational tour of Palestinian culture, struggle and resistance.

The Bristol Palestinian Film festival is taking place in December at the Watershed. There are loads of other great events taking place too, so be sure to check it out.

Heroic and Tragic Pasts: Mnemonic Narratives in the Palestinian Refugee Camps – Laleh Khalili (2007);

Palestinians, The Politics of Control, Invisibility & SpectacleLaleh Khalili (2010).

Facing Mirrors

The Ajam Media Collective is a blog about Iranian culture and features a review of Facing Mirrors.

Transing and Transpassing across Sex-Gender Walls in Iran –  Afsaneh Najmabadi (2008)

Verdicts of Science, Rulings of Faith: Transgender/Sexuality in Contemporary Iran – Afsaneh Najmabadi (2011)

Calypso Rose

The History of Calypso from the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago.

Calypso Rose’s official website and YouTube channel.

Study Guide for Calypso Rose created by AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Sistren Theatre Collective

The Women’s Theatre Collection at the University of Bristol holds the play script for Bellywoman Bangarang by Sistren Theatre Collective (reference mark WTC/PS/000404).

Black British Feminism Subject Guide – Black Cultural Archives

Page documenting Outwrite – A Women’s Newspaper (1982-1988) on Grassroots Feminism

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years – 1984-1992

Audre Lorde Page on Poetry Foundation

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

Download Woman Native Other – an Interview with Pratibha Parmar (1990)

Download Documentary Is/Not a Name by Trinh T. Minh-Ha (1990)

Download A Tale of Love_A Dialogue With Trinh Minh-Ha Gwendolyn Foster (1997)

Download True Lies: Staging the Ethnographic Interview in Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Surname Viet, Given
Name Nam (1989)
 by Katherine Gracki (2001)

Download Traitors and Translators_Reframing Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Surname Viet Given Name Nam by Lan Duong (2009)

Download The Embodied Afterlives of Translation by Bliss Cua Lim (2009)

General Resources

Reel Festivals put on events featuring film, music and literature from countries where conflict has taken place.

Birds Eye View Film Festival celebrates women filmmakers.  The programme manager, Elhum Shakerfiar will be joining us in conversation after the screening of Facing Mirrors.



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