Dreaming of a homeland she is denied, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon challenges a filmmaker to find an ancient tree that stands as witness to her family’s existence, guided only by inherited memories. Spanning fifteen years, this deeply poetic and personal documentary connects bird migration and the healing power of nature against the backdrop of turbulent political history.
‘The pulse of the story is that rarest thing in 2022 — internationalism. It thrums with quiet rage at how diplomats’ crayons cause the sky to fill not just with birds and balloons, but rockets.’
Danny Leigh, The FT
‘Thoughtful and compassionate…moving documentary of Palestinian displacement’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Friday 8th December)
Saturday 9th December
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!