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)"
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 […]Read more about "Celebrate Palestine! (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 […]Read more about "The Great Book Robbery (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.” […]Read more about "Soufra (2019)"