The Public Outreach Program aims to promote Palestinian contemporary culture and life through creative encounters that target primarily the younger generation of artists and performers. It is a platform to showcase young talent in music, art, literature and cinema, as well as presenting a rich program of talks and performances about the city and its history, interpolated by an assortment of culinary activities involving local chefs and non-professional members of the community. Artists, writers, historians, musicians and performers are invited to give public performances including talks, discussions, readings, shows and film screenings with the aim to bring together community members and creative individuals in a shared space for experimentation, entertainment and free expression.

28 Nights and a Poem

FilmLab:Palestine's Days of Cinema

February 3, 2016 6:00pm 

28 Nights and A Poem was directed by Akram Zaatari and produced in Lebanon in 2015. The film is a study of a photographer's studio during the mid-twentieth century and an exploration of the essence of archives today. The film tries to understand how this mode of producing images functioned in the lives of the communities it served.

A full list of speakers and films from the Days of Cinema events can be found here.


FilmLab: Palestine is a non-profit company based in Ramallah. The organization was established in 2014 and aims to empower Palestinian youth in refugee camps to tell their personal stories. FilmLab: Palestine uses international models of public and private partnership to promote film art and film culture in Palestine with the greater aspiration of creating a productive and dynamic Palestinian film industry. Days of Cinema falls within this vision, the idea of interacting and discussing with local and international filmmakers and Palestinian audiences, with more than 60 local and international films, and hosting international filmmakers in panel discussions.