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Bukra Ahla: “Tomorrow is Better”

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By Jessica Purkiss - December 13, 2012
Section: [Main News] [Culture] [IN PICTURES] [Life under Occupation]
Tags: [Jenin] [culture] [cinema] [Jenin Creative Cultural Centre]

Last Wednesday the people of Jenin filed into Jenin cinema to watch the theatre’s second annual youth film festival entitled,”Bukra Ahla.”

The festival was the culmination of the hard work of students from Jenin Creative Cultural Centre, the Ariad School and the University School of Academic Education, who, for a number of weeks had been attending workshops on film making.
The film festival opened with a performance of traditional Palestinian music, by the youth band, Al Kamnjati.
The result of the workshops was five well put together films covering many Palestinian issues, including recent events in Gaza.
But Bukra Ahla is far more than films. A young member of the audience said, "The youth of Jenin have many dreams, and just one chance, this is their chance."
Translated from Arabic, Bukra Ahla means 'tomorrow is better.’ The film festival is a celebration of youth, their talents and their potential to use them for themselves, and for Palestine’s tomorrow.
In the opening speech, organizer Mamoun Kanaan said, "Looking as Palestinians to the future, to promises of our freedom, for that tomorrow and after tomorrow is better than yesterday."

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