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Twinning Association

رابطة توأمة نابلس دندي

Film - Said the Dove to the Olive Tree

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Film showing and discussion with:
Amira Al Shanti (Writer, Actor)
Rachel Flynn (Producer)
Ryan Dewar (Director)

This film was perfect to accompany our Annual General Meeting 2021. It encompasses a love for Palestine and links with Dundee through Nablus Avenue which represents our many connections to our twin city.

In the film Amira explains her deep emotional ties with Palestine and in the discussion she shares the way she developed these ideas.

Having Rachel and Ryan with us enabled a wider understanding of the film-making process and their feelings as they worked on this project.

Film success

The film has won many emotional tributes and deserves wider distribution and comment.

“If you don’t understand the atrocities, oppression and ongoing struggles occurring in Palestine – you’re not alone. What’s worse is to fail to recognise this, and rather than challenge yourself to discover – to live on and pretend to have a grasp of the complexities of other cultures and nations. Said the Dove to the Olive Tree is an accessible entrance into doing your part. A short production, with a poetic language spoken directly from a place of agony and longing for home”-

Review by Corr Blimey blog

People on a zoom meeting Watch the film and discussion
(44 mins MP4 format)

See also

The film has a web page with interesting and useful information.

You can watch the film on YouTube (12 mins).

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Friendship and Understanding

We promote friendship and understanding between the people of Nablus and the people of Dundee.

Young people from Dundee and Nablus
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Friends of Nablus and Surrounding Areas

A Scottish charity which supports Palestinians in and around Nablus.



We provide speakers for local community groups. Several topics and formats available.

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