Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948 […]Read more about "1948: Creation and Catastrophe (2019)"
The Great Book Robbery (2019)
This film chronicles an unknown story of the destruction of Palestinian culture in 1948 through the account of 70,000 Palestinian books that were looted by the newly created State of Israel. When Palestinians were expelled from their homes, all that was left – furniture, musical instruments, carpets, and also valuable books – were there for the taking. First soldiers walked from home to home and took what they wanted. An hour or so later, official looters would arrive. Nothing remained. Thousands of books arrived at the National Library and the Hebrew University, labeled, AP: Abandoned Property […]Read more about "The Great Book Robbery (2019)"
This film has quite a different flavor than the others of the Film Festival. From the Director’s statement, “Delicious food, an inspiring entrepreneur, a true underdog pursuing a seemingly impossible goal, and learning to drive for the first time at age 42? These, I believe, are the ingredients of a great story.” […]Read more about "Soufra (2019)"
Firefighters Under Occupation (2019)
Firefighters risk their lives for people they don’t even know. It’s in their DNA no matter where they serve. “Firefighters Under Occupation” chronicles the life experiences of Palestinian firefighters in their daily difficulties as they face two enemies – fires and the occupation. These men work under intimidation and even gunfire by Israeli soldiers, as they fight fires and come to the aid of the people they serve […]Read more about "Firefighters Under Occupation (2019)"
The Lobby USA (2019)
The Lobby USA describes an undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the US and their relationship to suppress the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, with special emphasis on discrediting college campus activists in the United States, as well as general influence in the US political system […]Read more about "The Lobby USA (2019)"
Veterans for Peace in Palestine (2018)
This film follows a number of U.S. Veterans who spend time with Ahed Tamimi and experience the ruthless brutality Palestinians endure and the steadfastness of the Palestinians in the face of guns, tear gas, racism, and their refusal to be drawn into it. They continue to strive for non-violent resistance […]Read more about "Veterans for Peace in Palestine (2018)"
The Stones Cry Out (2018)
Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware Christians still live in the land.
For more than 60 years the Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression.
The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events.
This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba of 1948 until today […]Read more about "The Stones Cry Out (2018)"
Jews Step Forward (2018)
This indie documentary highlights twenty-four moral voices within the American Jewish community speaking on behalf of justice for the indigenous Palestinian people. Directed and produced by Elika Rezaee and Marjorie Wright, this powerful, truthful, controversial documentary has been screened at festivals around the world. It has been recognized by the 2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards Festival and given a certificate of merit as the best “Human Rights, War and Peace film in the category Documentary Feature” by the sixteen International Film Festivals […]Read more about "Jews Step Forward (2018)"
Naila and the Uprising (2018)
The film revolves around the tragic and remarkable story of Naila Ayesh, an active student organizer in Gaza in the 1980s.
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Naila must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time […]Read more about "Naila and the Uprising (2018)"
Constructing the Terrorist Threat (2018)
Constructing the Terrorist Threat offers a clear-headed assessment of terrorism that couldn’t be more timely and urgent given the politics of fear that now dominate our political landscape […]Read more about "Constructing the Terrorist Threat (2018)"