This animated movie follows Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, who lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next […] (Sunday, June 13)Read more about "The Tower (2021)"
The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories […]Read more about "Objector (Spring 2021)"
The presentation will review the article, Israelizing the American Police, Palestinianizing the American People, by Jeff Halper published by Americans for Middle East Understanding […] (Saturday, May 8, 2021)Read more about "A Discussion With Jeff Halper (2021)"
In Susan Abulhawa’ s new work of historical fiction, Against the Loveless World, the protagonist, Nahr, is a young woman whose changing circumstances require a series of difficult choices. These choices are unlike any that most readers will ever have to make, yet her motivation and values ring true and universal […] (Sunday, April 18, 2021)Read more about "Against the Loveless World, by Susan Abulhawa (2021)"
Documentary PBS, Independent Lens Filmmaker: Maya Zinshtein Availability: see note below Online Discussion: Monday, April 5 2021, 8:00pm EDT with Don Wagner and Jonathan Brenneman This program has ended. You can watch a recording on our YouTube channel reached through rw4p.org/YouTube. With an estimated 30 million Christian Zionists in the U.S., it’s important for us to unpack the […]Read more about "‘Til Kingdom Come (2021)"
Here’s a good alternative to travel to Palestine during coivd-19. As expressed in an opening card, this documentary shows “an experience or an encounter” not a tour. In 2016, a rabbi invited a group of Americans to join him on a trip to introduce them to Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories and East Jerusalem […] (Sunday, March 21)Read more about "Seeing Through The Wall (2020 & 2021)"
It’s time for the U.S. general election. We believe it appropriate to program an election film, namely, the 2017 democratic primary campaign for New York City Council from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn […]Read more about "Brooklyn Inshallah (2020)"
Opening card: “This play goes beyond the headline to show what the Israeli occupation looks like on a daily basis; how it affects Israeli soldiers and enforcers, as well as Palestinians living under it. It is based on testimonies of Israeli soldiers given to Breaking the Silence. All reflections and story narrations are taken verbatim from these testimonies. The enacted scenes are created by the playwright.” […]Read more about "It’s What We Do: A Play About the Occupation (2020)"
We like to program one “history” film per cycle. This is our pick for 2020, which covers the 1948 Nakba forward. More than three dozen experts guide us on our journey.
Settlement expansion across Palestine is out of control. Is the patchwork of remaining Palestinian land now so fragmented that it could never be a viable future state? […]Read more about "A People Without a Land (2020)"
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)"