letter to a friend + Live Q&A

Filmmaker Emily Jacir asks her friend at Forensic Architecture to start an investigation before an inevitable act occurs. 

Interlacing images, textures, movements, traces, and sounds from over a century, letter to a friend recounts in minute detail a home and street in Bethlehem – a place marked by movement, migration, survival, and war.

English with Closed Captions available.

Presented in partnership with Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network

Live Q&A on Saturday, 30 Jan, at 6.30pm, on Zoom. FREE, register HERE. Emily will be in conversation with artist and activist, Sarona Abuaker



The film programme is available for individual rental (£5 full price / £3 concessions), or as a Festival Pass bundle containing all the films included in the programme (£15 full price / £10 concessions). A full breakdown of ticketing and access can be viewed here.

You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof, we just ask that you are honest!

If you would like to pay the concessions price, add the promo code ‘PAY3’ at checkout for individual tickets, and ‘PAY10‘ for the Festival Pass.

We have a limited number of community tickets (which provide free access to watch the films). Again, no proof is required, just get in touch at info@documentfilmfestival.org and we will facilitate that.


Event: Screenings

Director: Emily Jacir

Year: 2019

Country: Palestine