Bye Bye Tiberias: PCRF Charity Screenings

Lina Soualem · 2024
82min · DCP
  • Sunday, Apr 14, 2024, 5:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr 21, 2024, 5:30pm

$5 or more pay-what-you-can ticket pricing! Proceeds from these screenings will go to the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), the primary aid org in Gaza, providing medical and humanitarian relief to children and families there.

In her early twenties, Hiam Abbass (SUCCESSION, RAMY, PARADISE NOW) left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe, leaving behind her mother, grandmother, and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village and questions for the first time her mother’s bold choices, her chosen exile, and the way the women in their family influenced both their lives. Set between past and present, BYE BYE TIBERIAS pieces together images of today, family footage from the nineties, and historical archives to portray four generations of daring Palestinian women who keep their story and legacy alive through the strength of their bonds, despite exile, dispossession, and heartbreak.

Palestine’s submission to this year’s Academy Awards. 2024 Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Documentary. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

Additional donations may be made in-person at the times of the screenings. You may also donate directly at any time by going to PCRF’s donation page.

Bye Bye Tiberias works as a sweeping ode to the importance of witnessing, but it impressively functions just as well as a movingly intimate exploration of the past Abbass has often bottled up.” Lisa Laman, Collider

“A powerful celebration of lives marked by separation, exile and erasure.” Allan Hunter, Screen International