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FILM SCREENING

 

The Promise by Peter Kosminksy

(2011; four-part Channel 4 series)

 

Part I: Saturday, 15 October 2016, 16:00 - 19:30 | Part II: Saturday, 22 October 2016, 16:00 - 19:30

 

Just as 18-year-old Londoner Erin sets off to spend summer in Israel with her best friend, Eliza, she unearths an old diary belonging to her seriously ill grandfather, Len. Intrigued by the life of this man she barely knows, she takes the diary with her, and is stunned to learn of his part in the post-WWII British peace-keeping force in Palestine.

Left to her own devices when Eliza begins National Service in the Israeli army, Erin witnesses the complexities of life -- for Jews and Arabs -- in this troubled land. And as Len's story comes to life from the pages of the diary, Erin discovers the disturbing truths about his time in Palestine and the atrocities he witnessed in the 1940s.

Retracing Len's steps in modern-day Israel, Erin sets out on a heart-breaking journey in an effort to fulfil a promise made by her grandfather over 60 years ago.

 

Peter Kosminsky is an award winning British writer, director and producer. He has directed films such as White Oleander and television films like Warriors, The Government Inspector, The Promise and Wolf Hall. Wolf Hall won the Best Drama series. His films have won number of awards including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta Award).

Jasper Rees in the daily Telegraph described Peter Kosminsky as "Britain's most controversial television director" and "a pretty much unique figure in contemporary television who has devoted his career to giving the powerful sleepless nights". He collaborated with David Aukin the inspirational Channel 4 series ‘ The promise’, entirely shot in the Middle East nominated for BAFTA for Best Drama Serial of 2010/11 and 2012 by the Royal television Society.

 

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