Both a nail-biting thriller and a heartbreaking love story, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem is a clever and moving socio-political drama. Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. They embark on an illicit affair and in the political circumstances, the stakes are considerably higher than a regular case of infidelity. Both families are at risk if the affair is exposed though the dangers and moral responsibilities are very different for all those involved. Screening in partnership with the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.

‘I grew up in a family where storytelling was a very crucial part of our lives and our survival. Both my mother and father’s families lost their homes and farming land in 1948. The importance of storytelling and images to us, and to Palestinians in generally, lead me to filmmaking.’ Muayad Alayan, Director.