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[center]CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE
A PALESTINIAN FILM FESTIVAL AT GEORGIA TECH [/center]
Where should we go after the last frontiers?
Where should the birds fly after the last sky?
The SOJ, Students Organizing for Justice (A Georgia Tech Student
Organization), is delighted to invite you to the 1st Palestinian Film
Festival at Georgia Tech, to be held February 7-19, 2002.
Our goal is one of cultural enrichment about the Palestinian People for the Georgia Tech campus and the wider Atlanta community. The Palestine Film Festival seeks to provide the community with quality films about and by Palestinians - films that could be inaccessible without such an event.
What does the reality of Israeli Occupation of Palestine actually mean? As the clamp of military occupation tightens over Palestinian lands, resources and lives, it has become imperative to expose how the Palestinian peoples' everyday lives are affected by it. Daily deaths, recurrent home-demolitions, extended closures, economic hardships and unjust dispossession: all this the Film Festival attempts to capture as a felt experience - as charged, tactile
and irreducible as the medium of film, documentary or fiction, may
grasp and transmit.
The films selected for this festival unearth the Palestinians as People - a fact frequently dismissed by conventional media. It is in those films that we discover a Palestinian identity that is not constructed simply under the unbearable thrust of Occupation, or merely in defiance of an overpowering adversary - but rather as the genius of a people whose perseverance transforms suffering into inspiration, and hardship into jewels.
For more information on the festival's film selection visit our website at: http://palestine.filmfestivals.net
Email address: email@example.com
TALE OF THE THREE JEWELS [Hikayat Al-Jawahir Thalath]
Director: Michel Khleifi (1995)
Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm
Winner of: Golden Butterfly, Isfahan Children Film Festival. Grand Prix des Lycéens, Nantes Film Festival (among others).
DUPES, THE [Al Makhdu'un]
Director: Tawfiq Saleh (1972)
Based on the novella: "Men Under the Sun", by Ghassan Kanafani, 1957.
Thursday, February 14 at 7:00 pm
Director: B.Z. Goldberg & Justine Shapiro (2001)
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Winner of: Best Documentary & Audience Award, Int'l Film Festival, San Francisco, 2001; Freedom of Expression Award Int'l Film Festival Munich 2001 (among others).
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS
All films will be screened at the Clary Theater of the Student Success Center, Georgia Tech. The Center is located on the West side of the Bobby Dodd Stadium. Heading west on North Avenue from I-85/75, turn left onto Fowler Street (immediately before the walkway above the street). Paid parking is available on the first level of the visitor's parking deck (Burge Parking Deck), across North Ave. Junior's Grill, a GA Tech tradition, is a few steps away from the Success Center, in case you need snacks and/or coffee.
The Palestine Film Festival is cosponsored by the Students' Organizing for Justice and the Arab Student Organization of Georgia Tech.
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