Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2005: Official Selections

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival is pleased to announce its official selections for its 2005 screenings. This year’s festival will occur from April 15 to May 2 at the Gene Siskel Film Center and St. Xavier Valley Community College.

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival is an independent, not-for-profit, non-sectarian project based in Chicago that exhibits and promotes films by Palestinian directors and films about Palestine. CPFF is dedicated to presenting a film festival that is open, critical, and reflective of the culture, experience and vision of the filmmakers.

Film Title Directors Duration Year Country Venue
2000 Terrorists Hanro Smitsman and Peter Speetjens 0:50 2004 The Netherlands GSFC
And Life Goes On Reem Bader 0:08 2004 Palestine GSFC
Another Road Home Danae Elon 1:19 2004 USA St. Xavier
Arafat, My Brother Rashid Masharawi 1:15 2005 France GSFC
Curfew Rashid Masharawi 1:15 1993 Palestine St. Xavier
Door to the Sun Yusry Nasrallah 4:38 2004 Egypt GSFC
Fix Mohanad Yaqubi 0:08 2004 Palestine St. Xavier
God on our Side Michal Pfeffer and Uri Kranot 0:07 2005 The Netherlands GSFC
Going for a Ride Nahed Awad 0:15 2003 Palestine GSFC
Haifa Rashid Masharawi 1:36 1995 Palestine GSFC
The Land of ‘48 Barrack Rima 0:57 2003 Belgium St. Xavier
My Dear Olive Tree Osama Qashoo 0:18 2004 Palestine St. Xavier
A Palestinian Chronicle Miguel Littin 1:30 2001 Chile GSFC
Private Saverio Costanzo 1:30 2003 Italy GSFC
Rainbow Abdel Salam Shehada 0:40 2004 Palestine St. Xavier
Round-About Chatila Maher Abi Samra 0:52 2004 France St. Xavier
Sense of Need Shady Srour 1:30 2004 USA/Palestine GSFC
Soraida, Woman of Palestine Tahani Rached 2:00 2004 Canada St. Xavier
The Eternal Dance Hiam Abbas 0:26 2003 France St. Xavier
The Last Moon Miguel Littin 0:30 2004 Chile GSFC
until when… Dahna Aburahme 1:16 2004 Palestine/USA St. Xavier
Wall Simone Bitton 1:38 2004 France/Israel GSFC
Women in Struggle Buthaina Canaan Khoury 0:56 2004 Palestine GSFC

From April 15 to 28, screenings are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago’s premier venue for independent and world cinema, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening are $9/general admission and $5/Film Center members and may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office, which opens at 5 p.m. on weekdays and at 2 p.m. on weekends. General public tickets are also available through Ticketmaster, 312-575-8000,, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

For more information, call the Film Center at 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday), or log on

The Interparking SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St., located between Wabash and State, offers Film Center patrons a special rate of $13 with no time limit. Patrons are required to show their ticket stub to receive the discount.

From April 29 to May 2, screenings are at St. Xavier University, 3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655 (773) 298-3000. These screenings are cost free, but donations will be requested.

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