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Israel/Palestine: The Human Story

[[ Seattle ]]   Free Film Series.

Saint Marks Cathedral, Skinner Hall.   1245 Tenth Avenue East, Seattle WA 98102

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Feb 5, 2014, 7 pm.  Life in Occupied Palestine

Produced by Anna Baltzer and Chun PanPresented by Cindy Corrie of the Rachel Corrie Foundation

This wonderfully moving introduction to the plight of the Palestinians is given in simple everyday terms.  Jewish-American director Anna Baltzer depicts life under the occupation experienced by the people of Palestine. With passion and clarity she explores various aspects of occupation and the vital role we Americans play in supporting it.


Feb 12, 2014, 7 pm.  The Iron Wall

Presented by Ed Mast of SaeMAC

This film documents the establishment of Israel settlements in the West Bank and the effects of the ‘separation wall’ on the peace process and on the people living there.  Interviews with noted peace activists from all faiths personalize the story.


Feb 19, 2014, 7 pm.  Little Town of Bethlehem

Presented by Amin Odeh of Voices of Palestine

This film shows how three men of different faiths struggle to promote equality and peace through non-violent engagement.  It provides a unique perspective into the complex situation in Bethlehem and questions ways in which we respond to violence.


Feb 26, 2014, 7 pm.  Where Should the Birds Fly?

Presented by Ziad Abbas of Middle East Children’s Alliance

This Palestinian documentary recounts, through the eyes of two women, the reality of life in Gaza under the Israeli blockade and Operation Cast Lead in 2008.  This film shows the impact of modern warfare on a community and its efforts to live under siege.


Mar 19, 2014, 7 pm.  Two-Sided Story

Presented by the Very Reverend Steven L. Thomason, Dean of Saint Mark’s Cathedral

Israelis and Palestinians who have lost children to the conflict and violence come together to try to try to deal with their loss and the feelings that result.  It shows what happens when people of widely different backgrounds and political persuasions get to know each other as human beings.


About Joe Staiano

I believe that meaningful travel can change the world! I am passionate about the power that meaningful travel has in affecting positive economic, environmental and social development.

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