We are delighted to welcome directors Jill Beardsworth and Keith Walsh to the opening night screening (18.30, January 16th) who will take part in a Q&A hosted by Shona Murray of Newstalk 106-108FM. BOOK NOW.
This documentary tells the epic story of Majdal Shams, one of five remaining Arab villages in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Before the occupation there were 136 such villages, which have now mostly been destroyed. Cut off from their homeland since the events of the Six Day War, the villagers fight to maintain their national identity amid political uncertainty, border disputes and the Syrian civil war.
They are all connected to, and owe their existence to, the apples which grow all around the village. In many ways, as their resistance to occupation is generally peaceful, the apples are their bombs. (Notes by Wild Card Distribution.)
Apples of the Golan opens at the IFI on January 16th. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, January 12th.
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