Objector (Fall, 2021)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Atalya Ben-Abba comes from a family of military professionals. She always dreamed of becoming a combat soldier. But as she comes of age during political turmoil, she begins to question the narratives she grew up with and seeks to understand the perspectives of her so-called enemies […]

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Solidarity (Fall, 2021)

Saturday, October 16, 2021: Drawing on both historical and current struggles for Palestinians under siege, occupation and forced displacement, including the Great March of Return in Gaza, the film provides a stirring indictment of Israel’s settler project as well as that of the cable networks’ deliberate spin to shield Israel from accountability […]

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Gaza Fights for Freedom (Fall, 2021)

Sunday, October 17, 2021: The creation of Gaza Fights for Freedom was Abby Martin’s debut documentary. In order to document fully the realities of the occupation, Martin joined forces with journalists in Gaza, and that collaboration resulted in this story of the Great March of Return, a nonviolent demonstration that protested Israel’s illegal and inhumane treatment of Palestinian refugees […]

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The Present

The Present (Fall, 2021)

Sunday, October 24, 2021: Each morning, Yusef, a doting father-of-one, has no other choice but to queue for hours and navigate the harrowing Checkpoint 300, an infamous, crowded Israeli crossing point between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to get to work on time. But, on his wedding anniversary, Yusef has arranged to pick up a new fridge for his wife […] (screened with Occupation & De Factor Annexation)

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The Tower (2021)

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)

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Objector (Spring 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 […]

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