These four documentary films will expand our understanding of life as it is lived by the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.
Each of the four films provides the viewer with a glimpse into some of the challenges that 4.2 million Palestinians face today in Gaza and the West Bank, including the continuing blockade on most imports and exports in Gaza, the construction of the wall in the West Bank, settlement expansion and displacement, restrictions of movement and access, and frequent outbreaks of violence.
The films will illustrate, through personal accounts, how Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank experience life under occupation and how they manage to adapt and persevere despite the challenges to their daily lives.
The event is kindly hosted by the United Methodist Women.
All screenings will take place at the UN Church Center.
777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017
First come, first served.
Screening of Budrus, (3-5 pm, Hardin Room, 11th fl). Followed by discussion with Manager of Communications and Public Engagement of Just Vision, Nadav Greenberg.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
Screening of The Road to Silverstone, (3-5 pm, Boss Room, 8th fl). Followed by discussion with Director of UNRWA, New York, Mr. Richard Wright.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
Screening of Where Should the Birds Fly, (3-5 pm, Hardin Room, 11th fl). Followed by discussion with filmmaker Fida Qishta.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Screening of Roadmap to Apartheid, (3-5 pm, Hardin Room, 11th fl). Followed by discussion with filmmaker Ana Nogueira (Q&A tentative).
Tuesday, February 5, 2013.