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The Road to Silverstone (2015)

The young Palestinians embark on an eventful journey along the road to Silverstone racing circuit (Northamptonshire, England), enduring nerve-wracking and heartbreaking moments at the Rafah border crossing to Egypt to get out of Gaza for the first time in their lives. The racers from Khan Younis Training College in Gaza find Silverstone, where they must now overcome their fear of their opponents as they roll up to the starting line […]

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Scene from Al Helm - Martin Luther King in Palestine

Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine (2015)

While capturing the growing non-violent movement of young people in Palestine, this film brings a fresh perspective for understanding the realities of Palestinian life under occupation.

Come travel with an African-American gospel choir and with MLK Scholar Clayborne Carson, the author of a play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In collaboration with members of the Palestinian National Theatre, Carson and the choir adapt and then perform the play for Palestinian audiences in the West Bank.


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Where Should the Birds Fly (2015)

We see life in Gaza through the eyes of two young women, Mona Samouni, and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta.

Qishta returns to Gaza in 2006, following a ‘nightmare’ three-week wait at the Rafah border crossing. She reports on the daily reality for Gaza residents, which includes home demolitions, Israeli snipers shooting at farmers, and Israeli gunboats challenging fishermen. We learn of Israel’s use of white phosphorus bombs and the injuries caused.


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Roadmap to Apartheid (2015)

In this award-winning documentary, directors Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy often used to describe the Palestinian situation. Nogueira is a white South African and Davidson is a Jewish Israeli.

Roadmap to Apartheid shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an Apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. To understand the Apartheid analogy, this film provides side-by-side comparisons, noting where the analogy is useful and where it is not. The comparisons start at the beginning of the film with split-screen images showing South Africa next to the occupied Palestinian territories


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The Wanted 18 (2015)

Is it possible that eighteen cows present a security issue for the Israeli Defense Force? Indeed it is. They become The Wanted 18.

This delightful film mixes animation of the cows with the real-life situation of Palestinians attempting to survive. As Palestinians must also do to get by, the film adds humor to a deadly serious matter. The people shown are not actors; they’re the actual people of the village


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Keynote speaker Rev Graylan Hagler

Connecting the Dots: Ferguson to Palestine (2015)

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Rev. Hagler is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, with full standing in The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the Immediate Past National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice (MRSEJ).

During his ministry, Rev. Hagler’s work has been that of empowerment and opposition to the forms of racism that grip our society. He has campaigned to protect citizens from unconstitutional and illegal police practices and to safeguard democratic participation in the election of black political leadership. In the 80’s, he led the Free South Africa Movement to force divestiture of dollars from the support of the Apartheid system. He served on the Steering Committee of United for Peace and Justice, working to oppose aspects of U.S. foreign policy that the group believes contribute to war and aggression. He participates in the work of African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa and has co-signed the 2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine.


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