Palestine Film Festival (NH):
Red River Theater, 11 S Main St, Concord
The first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. But it is so much more. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.
Human rights activist, social worker, and Gaza advocate Ridgely Fuller will facilitate the discussion following the screening. Hopefully, a resident of Gaza will be in attendance to describe life in the Israeli-occupied territory.