Event Information

Now in its fourth year, Screening Rights is the Midlands' international festival of social justice film. The festival programme combines screenings of some of the most interesting and highly acclaimed new films with post screening discussions involving directors, producers, writers, activists and experts. Screening Rights aims to inspire and develop debate on the potential of film to affect personal, social and political change.

Embark on a journey across Palestine alongside Palestinian psychiatrist (and heiress to anticolonial psychiatrist Dr. Frantz Fanon), Dr. Samah Jabr and discover the resistance and resilience of a people affected by the invisible wounds of war and occupation.

There will be a Q&A after the film, with director Alexandra Dols and the main character in the film Dr Samah Jabr. Dr Ghada Karmi, a leading Palestinian activist, academic and writer. The panel will be chaired by Dr Marwan Darweish from Coventry University.

(Film running time is 113 mins, followed by the Q&A of approx. 45 mins).

Dr. Samah Jabr is a wise and thoughtful woman. She reflects on the subtle, devastating effect on Palestinian people of years of brutal occupation. Alexandra Dols’ film shares her insights with us, generous, humane and deeply disturbing. Please see this film.

Ken Loach

Midlands Arts Centre is serious about film. We listen to our audiences to ensure you get the cinema experience you want. Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can find more information about our cinema refreshments policy here. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.