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Friday, 13 July 2012

'They came in the morning' - the harrowing reality of Palestinian dispossession

#ShortsLucky13 The following short film "They came in the morning" is filmed in Walaja and uses footage shot over five critical years in the life of Bethlehem during the making of upcoming feature film "Operation Bethlehem".

The short has been entered into Virgin's shorts competition. It is unusual for a film like this to be out there against other more commercial films. All films have to be two minutes long. The judges will now shortlist 12 of them and a 13th film will be selected following the public vote.

All selected films will be shown in cinemas all over the country and beyond (including on Virgin flights) and will be entitled to a further prize, one of which, will again be selected by the public. This is an opportunity to do an effective direct action by clicking few buttons so I hope you will all feel moved to do it. The deadline is the 19th of July so please make sure to do it before then. See below for how to vote:

How to vote:

Every time you share 'They Came in the Morning', you give the film a vote: and the film with the most votes gets the lucky 13th place on the shortlist. How to do this.

1) visit the site and 'like' the film on Facebook
2) visit the site and share on Twitter
3) Or simply tweet - but remember to include the film's name, and the hashtag #ShortsLucky13

Every time you watch a film and pass it on - via Facebook and Twitter - you'll be helping nudge it into the limelight.

Thank you so much to all of you