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Alice Rothchild & Fida Qishta, Film & Presentation (West Barnstable, MA)

  • Cape Cod Community College Iyannough Road Barnstable, MA United States (map)

2015 Tree of Life Conference

How Can WE Be Agents of Change to Secure Human Rights for Palestinians and Israelis?

Register online ($15 per person*)

Tonight, view a special screening of the award-winning documentary, Where Should the Birds Fly

Fida is a Palestinian camerawoman/editor and filmmaker, born in Rafah City in southern Gaza. Since 2006 she has worked as a journalist, producing news stories and documentaries in Gaza. Her articles have appeared in the U.K. Observer, The Guardian, and The International Herald Tribune.  Her first documentary film, Where Should the Birds Fly, documented the Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. She and her crew of young videographers kept their cameras rolling for months, recording the struggle of the people of Gaza to retrieve some sense of normalcy from the absolute abnormality of life in a land, sealed off on all sides by Israeli and Egyptian walls, barbed wire and the military.

Alice is a Boston-based physician, author, and filmmaker who since 1997 has focused her interest in human rights and social justice on the Israel/Palestine conflict. She will present “Gaza Eyewitness Report: From Disaster to Resilience,” in which she will review her March 2015 delegation to the Gaza Strip with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. Alice is an active member of Jewish Voice for Peace and American Jews for a Just Peace.

Cape Cod Community College
in Lecture Hall A of the Science Building.

Presented by the Tree of Life Ed. Fund in partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven, Friends of Sabeel–North America and Kairos USA

*Students and others under age 21 admitted free to the Oct. 1 and Oct. 25 speaker programs click here for student reservations