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Celebrate Palestine! (2019)

Join us for a supper of Middle East cuisine featuring a presentation by Boston-based Palestinian-American Dr. Nadia Abuelezam, founder and producer of Palestinians Podcast.

Palestinians Podcast gives a voice to Palestinians and humanizes themes common within the Palestinian narrative – isolation, resistance, and separation from home – through the sharing of personal stories.

Nadia will discuss the process of confronting her own personal labels, feelings, and perceptions throughout podcast creation. She’ll discuss the unifying nature of storytelling and simultaneously the resilience of the Palestinian people […]

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The Great Book Robbery (2019)

This film chronicles an unknown story of the destruction of Palestinian culture in 1948 through the account of 70,000 Palestinian books that were looted by the newly created State of Israel. When Palestinians were expelled from their homes, all that was left – furniture, musical instruments, carpets, and also valuable books – were there for the taking. First soldiers walked from home to home and took what they wanted. An hour or so later, official looters would arrive. Nothing remained. Thousands of books arrived at the National Library and the Hebrew University, labeled, AP: Abandoned Property […]

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Soufra (2019)

This film has quite a different flavor than the others of the Film Festival. From the Director’s statement, “Delicious food, an inspiring entrepreneur, a true underdog pursuing a seemingly impossible goal, and learning to drive for the first time at age 42? These, I believe, are the ingredients of a great story.” […]

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Firefighters Under Occupation (2019)

Firefighters risk their lives for people they don’t even know. It’s in their DNA no matter where they serve. “Firefighters Under Occupation” chronicles the life experiences of Palestinian firefighters in their daily difficulties as they face two enemies – fires and the occupation. These men work under intimidation and even gunfire by Israeli soldiers, as they fight fires and come to the aid of the people they serve […]

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The Lobby USA (2019)

The Lobby USA describes an undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the US and their relationship to suppress the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, with special emphasis on discrediting college campus activists in the United States, as well as general influence in the US political system […]

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The Stones Cry Out (2018)

Christianity was born in Palestine two thousand years ago. From there it spread throughout the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware Christians still live in the land.

For more than 60 years the Palestinians, Christians and Muslims, have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression.

The voices of Palestinian Christians have all too often been drowned out in the turmoil of events.

This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba of 1948 until today […]

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Jews Step Forward (2018)

This indie documentary highlights twenty-four moral voices within the American Jewish community speaking on behalf of justice for the indigenous Palestinian people. Directed and produced by Elika Rezaee and Marjorie Wright, this powerful, truthful, controversial documentary has been screened at festivals around the world. It has been recognized by the 2016 Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards Festival and given a certificate of merit as the best “Human Rights, War and Peace film in the category Documentary Feature” by the sixteen International Film Festivals […]

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Naila and the Uprising (2018)

The film revolves around the tragic and remarkable story of Naila Ayesh, an active student organizer in Gaza in the 1980s.

When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Naila must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time […]

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Noura Erakat and Danielle Ponder, speakers

Justice in the U.S. and Palestine (2018)

It’s a matter of fairness and justice. How does the law help / hinder the pursuit of same? What are the legal avenues that might lead to justice and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis? How can domestic U.S. law help overcome the centuries of racism in North America? Two noted attorneys, each a compelling speaker, will be with us to explain this subject in accessible, layperson’s language. Of course they’ll address your questions […]

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