Witness Palestine Film Series

It’s Better to Jump (2014)

October 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Basil 135, St. John Fisher College

The title refers to a rite of passage for young people, jumping off the precipice of the Ottoman-era sea wall into the Mediterranean.

  • “Jumping gives you strength to face your future. A young person will take one jump today, and make ten more in life. There’s a direct connection between jumping and life.” – Waleed Kashash, artist
  • In life it’s better to jump” – Makram Khourty, actor

With this there’s history-light, a brief encounter with the background.

  • You feel like you’re an “immigrant in your own home” – Amir Abdel Ghani, waiter

For this screening, the College is planning on having someone introduce the film. Following, they will host a conversation with the audience about the film.

There is no admission charge; the program is open to the public.