Screening: Flying Paper (2013)

Flying Paper is an award-winning documentary on the story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite making and flying. 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.

“We hope this film will showcase the creative voices of Palestinian youth, one that American and global audiences so critically need to hear amidst the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and the recent youth movements for change occurring across the region.” – Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, Co-Directors of Flying Paper