A FILM-maker from Corsham will see her new documentary film Six Days premiered at the final event of the third season of Getting Together Through Films on Saturday 19 January at 2pm at Town Hall Arts in Trowbridge.

Samiha Abdeldjebar, 43, is a French-Algerian film-maker who has lived in Corsham for ten years. Since 2013, she has directed and produced several short documentaries around community, social justice and human rights.

She also works part-time in a mental health project in Swindon and sits on the committee of local charity Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine.

Six Days, Samiha’s latest film, is a short documentary about her first journey to Palestine in the spring of 2017. With footage she recorded herself during her trip, and in her own words, it is the story of an eventful six days in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

“Just in the course of this brief stay, there were distressing encounters with the occupation – checkpoints, the infamous Wall, the ever-present Israeli military, daily humiliations and a political prisoners’ hunger strike,” she said.

“There was also, everywhere, the legendary Palestinian welcome – the superb food and hospitality - from a children’s centre in Bethlehem to the hills of Battir, from a conference in Bir Zeit University to a brewery in Taybeh, in schools, churches and people’s homes.

“Above all, this is a story of reunions and friendships, and of the remarkable vitality, dignity and resilience of the Palestinians in the face of the greatest and most enduring injustices of our time.”

The award-winning 87-minute documentary Gaza Surf Club by Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine will also be screened. Samiha will be sharing her experiences with the audience after the screenings in a Q&A session.

This screening is presented by Town Hall Arts in partnership with Bradford on Avon Friends of Palestine with the support of Film Hub South West and their programme Beyond Boundaries, with funds of BFI Film Audience Network, National Lottery with equipment from Cinema For All, and technical advice from Chris Baker.

Getting Together Through Films is a community cinema project curated by Lorena Pino that aims to build a bridge between people from around the world who live in Trowbridge and the surrounding areas, using film as a resource for a better mutual understanding.

Tickets, which include a traditional Middle Eastern light buffet, are £5 for adults and £3 for under-16s. To book, visit at trowbridgearts.com or telephone 01225 774306.