'Did you see the film?'
'Nah, I loved the book so...'
'But it's great!'
'Yeah, but the book is better....'
If this sounds at least a wee bit familiar, we hope that what comes next will offer a different kind of book/film conversation - after all, storytelling needs all forms, and the more forms speak to each other, the better!
Welcome to 'Watch, Read, Think, Act', a collaboration between Lighthouse and the stellar team at Take One Action, the UK’s leading global change film festival.
Once a week, starting on Aug 23rd, one of our booksellers will release a new reading list - attached to five of the brilliant, thought-provoking films featured in this year's Take One Action program. Our hope is that, whether you read a book - and it helps you get even more out of the film in question - or a film inspires you to learn more about its themes, communities and places, ultimately these stories will empower you to instigate change alongside others, and do whatever you can do to re-shape the greatest stories around us.
For the second instalment in our line-up, Noor watched, and raged alongside 'Of Land and Bread', dir by Ehab Tarabieh. Here's Noor's take on the film:
"Of Land and Bread" is made up of eye-opening, brutally honest and rage-inducing footage from Palestinians recording real life every day day violations of their lives and home by Israeli soldiers and settlers. It’s a brilliant showcase of citizen journalism, and a necessary insight into why we must act for Palestine.
If you want some reading about Palestine before or after watching the film, below are some places to start.
All books are available to order from Lighthouse. Tickets for 'Of Land and Bread' are available from Take One Action HERE, where you can read all about the film.
We're so excited to share this collaboration with you - follow the conversation online under #WatchReadThinkAct and stay tuned for the next film!