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 […]Read more about "Gaza Fights for Freedom (Fall, 2021)"
Saturday, October 23, 2021: Imprisoning a Generation features four young Palestinians who have been imprisoned in Israel. This sympathetic portrayal of how the Occupation has humiliated and permanently scarred Palestine’s youngest citizens offers a counter narrative to the prevailing one in the West: that the Israelis are the victims […]Read more about "Imprisoning a Generation (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)Read more about "The Present (Fall, 2021)"
Sunday, October 24, 2021: Leading Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard explains the Israeli government’s decades-long project to settle Palestinian land on the West Bank, entrench permanent Israeli control, and prevent Palestinian self-determination and statehood […] (screened with The Present)Read more about "Occupation & De Facto Annexation (Fall, 2021)"
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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)"