Twelve Palestinian women’s narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, politicians and more stitch together the story of their homeland, their dispossession, and their unwavering determination that justice will prevail.

As with all Cubitt events, this screening is free. However, the artist and curator encourage attendees to make a donation to a charity of their choice in support of Palestine.

The artist has suggested the Ghassan Abu Sittah Children's Fund for donations.


Carol Mansour is an independent documentary film maker. She founded Forward Film Production in 2000 in Beirut, Lebanon. With over 25 years in documentary production, Mansour achieved international recognition and honour for her films, with over fifty film festival screenings and official selections worldwide.

Her films have been screened at several festivals in Europe and North America, winning numerous prestigious awards including most recently, the Best Short Documentary at Rated SR Festival 2021 in New York, and the Prix Spécial du Festival at the FIFOG 2021 Festival in Geneva. In 2018, Carol received the Best Documentary Award at the Delhi International Film Festival and in 2017, she received the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Boston Palestine Film Festival for “Stitching Palestine”. She was awarded the Best Documentary Award at the Al-Ard Film Festival in Sardegna, and the Women Film Critics Circle Award at Rated SR Festival 2015 in New York, for her 2014 documentary film “We cannot go there now, my Dear”. She was awarded Best Documentary at the Rated SR Festival 2014 in New York, and the Jury’s Special Mention at the FIFOG festival in Geneva for her 2013 film "Not Who We Are". Her 2006 film “A Summer Not To Forget” received Best Short International Documentary at the New Zealand Festival. She has also won the Jury’s Prize at the Institute du Monde Arab in Paris and Best Documentary at the Arab Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Carol’s work reflects her concern for human rights and social justice, covering issues such as migrant workers, refugees, environmental issues, mental health, rights of the disabled, war and memory, right to health, and child labor. Carol is Lebanese/ Canadian of Palestinian origin. She studied in Montreal, Canada, and is currently
living and working from Beirut, Lebanon.

Photo: Still from Stitching Palestine (2017) Carol Mansour

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