This Advent, journey to modern-day Bethlehem via film and post-discussion with the Palestinian filmmaker. One night only: Dec. 16.

The film spans five momentous years in the life of Bethlehem, revealing a city of astonishing beauty and political strife under occupation. It draws from 700 hours of original footage and some rare archive material.

It’s hosted by the Phoenix Area of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ). The 90-min film will be followed by a Q&A and light reception with the filmmaker, Leila Sansour, Fr. Fred Adamson, Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Phoenix, and co-councillors of EOHSJ for Phoenix, Lady Julie Nackard and Sir Frank Rivera.

Open Bethlehem is a story of a homecoming to the world’s most famous little town. The 90-min film has been screened globally since 2014, with tours in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Canada. The film’s screening in Phoenix comes at the start of the film’s tour of the USA.

More info and free registration.