PAST: October film nights at Park Slope United Methodist Church: Focus on Palestine

Please join us in exploring peaceful alternatives to the present day polarization in Israel-Palestine. Come early for the potluck dinners, and stay afterwards for the discussions.

Saturday, October 5, 7-9pm
Where Should the Birds Fly?

By filmmaker Fida Qishta (Gaza)
whereshouldthebirdsfly.org/

This is not a story of misery amongst the rubble. It is the compelling and moving story of two remarkable young women, the future of Palestine, who personify the struggle to maintain humanity, humor and hope, to find some degree of normality in the brutal abnormality that has been imposed on them. The filmmaker is a 27-year-old journalist. With her crew she has documented the lives of the people of Gaza. This is a Palestinian film, the first made by Palestinians. But it is a story that resonates across the bitter history of man’s inhumanity to man.

Post film discussion featuring Felice Gelman, producer; Andrew El-Kadi, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation; and Riham Barghouti, Adalah-NY. Moderator: Steve Quester.

Saturday October 19, 7-9:30pm
Roadmap to Apartheid

By filmmakers Eron Davidson (Israel) and Ana Nogueira (South Africa)
roadmaptoapartheid.org/

With a comparison between apartheid South Africa and the Israel/Palestine conflict, this documentary traces the future of one conflict from the past of another. Weaving the history of apartheid into the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians, it highlights the frighteningly similar laws and tools used by Israel and apartheid-era South Africa. It’s a dark picture of the present but offers hope based on the peace that South Africa eventually found.

Post film discussing featuring Rebecca Arian, Jewish Voice for Peace; Father Khader El-Yateem, Salam Arabic Lutheran Church; and Wael Mousfar, Arab Muslim American Federation and Arab American Association of New York

There will be an optional potluck dinner each evening at 6pm.
Please RSVP to psumcevents@earthlink.net if you are attending the potluck dinner, and let us know what you are planning to bring.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity for local residents to learn about and openly discuss the Palestinian and Israeli relationships and conflicts.

Park Slope United Methodist Church
Sixth Ave and Eighth St
Brooklyn, New York

Sponsored by the Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action Committee.

Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace; Jewish Voice for Peace NY; Jewish Voice for Peace Westchester; Arab American Association of New York; Jews Say No!; Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church; Al Awda New York; NYC Queers Against Israeli Apartheid; Park Slope Food Coop Members for Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions; Riverside Church Israel-Palestine Task Force; Brooklyn Ethical Culture Society’s Ethical Action Committee; Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine; Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel.

Transportation: R and F trains at 4th Avenue and 9th Street; F train at 7th Avenue; B63 bus.

For more information: psumcevents@earthlink.net

This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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