Ahmad Abuznaid

Keynote Event (2023)

Friday, October 13, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. .

Presentation: The 75th year of the Nakba and its implications for the lived experiences of Palestinians around the world

Presenter: Ahmad Abuznaid

Dinner: A buffet of typical middle eastern specialties

Registration required. Suggested donation: $25 […]

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The Law and Prophets

The Law and the Prophets (2023)

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 3:00 pm. In Israel, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank, the law is whatever Israel deems to be in the best interest of Jewish Israelis and to the detriment of Palestinians. Israel violates the civil and human rights of Palestinians as a matter of standard, accepted policy. However, there are brave, determined individuals who are trying to expose the destructive, unjust, and sometimes invisible ways in which Israel exploits and oppresses Palestinians. […]

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Israelism (2023)

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Two young American Jews witness Israel’s mistreatment of the Palestinian people with their own eyes, they are horrified and heartbroken – the Jewish institutions that raised them not only lied but built their Jewish identity around that lie. […]

Will be shown in the same program as “Coming Home”.

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Liwan: a Story of Cultural Resistance (2023)

Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Liwan: A Story of Cultural Resistance is about a “culture café” in Nazareth. It opened in 2016 when the old market of Nazareth was a no-go area, run down following an Israeli “redevelopment” project. Despite many difficulties, they opened, and many new cultural spaces have followed, driving a revival of the souq. They practice ‘cultural resistance’, organizing activities that focus on the Palestinian identity. […]

Will be shown in the same program as “Coming Home” and “Hummus”.

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Make hummus not walls

Hummus: a Story of Appropriation (2023)

Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 3:00 pm. Since the start of the occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967, the Israeli government has placed restrictions on the Palestinian population, which in turn has left them in an unprecedented time bubble. Using the cultural appropriation of the popular chickpea dip Hummus as a frame, the film chronicles the lives of some ordinary Palestinians in Jerusalem. Conditions in the city affect their lives such that they cannot mourn the past, live the present, or contemplate a future. Their very humanity is appropriated. In many ways, their lives parallel the fate of Hummus. […]

Will be shown in the same program as “Coming Home” and “Liwan”.

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Coming Home

Coming Home (2023)

October 21, 22, and 29, 2023 at 3:00pm. Amer Abdelrasoul, leader of the Freedom Dabka Group, describes the group and what it means to his community living in Bay Ridge (Brooklyn). Debka, a folk dance from the Levantine region, represents Palestinian aspirations, struggle, and history. “Doing Debka is the closest thing I know to being back home in Palestine … Something that’s warm and filled with hope,” one of the dancers said. […]

Will be shown in the same program as “Hummus” and “Liwan”.

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Hebron street scene

H2 – The Occupation Lab (2023)

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm. An opening card explains that “H2” is the area where 800 Jewish settlers live at the center of the largest city in the West Bank, population 250,000 Palestinians. Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard (whom we featured in 2021 with Occupation & De Facto Annexation) explains the “occupation lab” part of the title: Hebron is a test location; successful occupation tactics will appear later elsewhere. […]

Will be shown in the same program as “Coming Home”.

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