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Leila Sansour

Leila Sansour is a British/ Palestinian filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience working in television as a producer, director, and writer. She is best known for her two feature documentaries which were released across cinemas in the UK to a high critical acclaim- “Jeremy Hardy vs The Israeli Army” 2003 and “Open Bethlehem” 2014. Before moving into independent films Leila worked as a producer on Al Jazeera’s leading documentary series “Encounter in Exile” and made several award winning shorts. She is also the founder and Executive director of Open Bethlehem,  an organisation that promotes global engagement with Bethlehem as a doorway into Palestine.

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