Friday, January 17, 2014

Israel/Palestine Film Series @ the Zinema!

Inside Israel/Palestine:

Scenes You Won't Find in the Mainstream Media

All films are on Mondays at 7 p.m.  Discussion afterwards.  Admission is $6.

> January 27:  Budrus
Budrus is about the non-violent demonstrations in 2000 conducted by the residents of the Palestinian town of Budrus against the building of the Israeli separation wall inside the village causing the loss of 300 acres of land and 3,000 olive trees.  Several turns of events including the active participation of Israeli peace activists bring about an unexpected outcome.

> February 3:  The Gatekeepers
The Gatekeepers brings together six former heads of Israel's internal security agency, the Shin Bet, who detail their methods against Palestinian militants and civilians in the Occupied Territories, including targeted killings, torture, recruiting informants, and the suppression of mass protests during two intifadas.

> February 10:  Man From Plains
President Jimmy Carter ignites a firestorm of controversy when he tours the country to promote "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," his book which theorizes a Middle East peace solution and asserts that Israel's staunch stance has negatively affected the region.

> February 17:  Five Broken Cameras
Five Broken Cameras, nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Documentary Film, tells the story of non-violent resistance in the village of Bilin to the building of a the Annexation Wall and expansion of nearby Jewish only settlements.  It is told through the experience of Palestinian villager Emad Burnat, who filmed the majority of the documentary.  The IDF, unhappy that their actions were being documented, broke five of his cameras and committed many other acts of violence against the demonstrators, at least two of whom died of their injuries.

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