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9:09PM - 5:06AM
Jumu'ah 1

1:15 PM

Jumu'ah 2 at: 2:30PM
These times are based on San Jose, California.

SBIA Presents 2013 Documentary: Flying Paper

Friday, March 21 | 6:30pm | 2345 Harris Way, San Jose

San Jose Premiere, with Co-Director Roger Hill

Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying as a form of creative resistance. The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. 

This unique documentary includes animation and hand-held footage shot by youth in Gaza trained by the filmmakers.

“A cinematic journey into the kite culture among Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip, and their quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.”
– Alessandra Bajec, Progressive.org

"Flying Paper promises to be one of those films that I will never forget.” 
– Samya Ayish, CNN Arabic.

Artistic Statement

The tone of Flying Paper is a counter to the heavy tone of most documentaries on the subject of Palestine. We aim to make an enjoyable Narrative Documentary that is inspiring and uplifting, which focuses on the 

achievements of youth in Gaza who endure hardships, but are resilient in their efforts to represent themselves and their culture with pride and grace. The political situation and suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza isn't ignored in the film, but rather it is part of the context in which an inspiring story with engaging characters takes place. 

More at www.flyingpaper.org