Windows into Palestine is a 3-day festival in Minneapolis, celebrating the art, culture, and people of Palestine.
This collaboration between Bright Stars of Bethlehem, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Foundation, and Lord of Life Lutheran Church includes art exhibits, musical performances, film screenings, cooking demonstrations and more! Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb will be presenting at several of the events.
On Wednesday, May 16, at 6pm Lord of Life Lutheran Church is hosting a free speaking event with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. Learn More Note: this event is not officially part of the Windows into Palestine Festival.
See Windows into Palestine website for Full Program Schedule
Thursday, May 17
11:30-1pm Festival Kick-off!
Featuring Palestinian Soccer Star Honey Thaljieh, George Lamman ensemble, Mediterranean reception
5-6:30pm “Windows of Hope” Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Featuring Palestinian art, live music, and refreshments
6pm Film Screening of The Wanted 18
A comical stop-motion animation that tells the story, of a small Palestinian town that started a local dairy industry during the First Intifada. Presented by Munir Nassar, who is the son of one of the film’s main characters. Discussion following screening.
6:30-8pm Musical Performances by Georges Lammam Ensemble
8pm Iftar Dinner
Friday, May 18
11am-1pm al Fresco concert with Georges Lammam Ensemble on Nicollet Plaza
1-3pm Film Screenings
3:30-5:30 Chef Showcase
Saturday, May 19
12pm-6pm Movie Marathon
6:15pm Celebration Dinner for Bright Stars
The weekend’s festivities culminate in a celebratory evening featuring four-course dinner, live auction and presentation by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. Tickets purchased raise funds for scholarship in Palestine. Learn more and register here.