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On the Side of the Road: Israel-Palestine Film Series (Brookline MA)

  • Boston Workmen's Circle 1762 Beacon Street Brookline, MA, 02445 United States (map)

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Exploring the Israel-Palestine Conflict Through Film: A Series

The Mideast Working Group and the Adult Education Committee of Boston Workmen's Circle invite you to attend a screening of On the Side of the Road at the BWC building at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 18. This is the third in a five-film series designed to broaden an understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict for people just starting to learn about the issue as well as for seasoned activists.

On the Side of the Road (Lia Tarachansky, Palestine/Israel, 2013, 82 min.) focuses on Israeli collective denial of the events of 1948 that led to the country's Independence and the Palestinian refugee problem. It follows war veterans Tikva Honig-Parnass and Amnon Noiman as they tackle their denial of their actions in the war. The film also tells the story of the director, Lia Tarachansky, an Israeli who grew up in a settlement in the West Bank but as an adult began to realize the problems of the Israeli Occupation for the Palestinians. The film was shot over the course of five years and premiered at the First International Independent Film Festival in Tel Aviv.

Called by the Palestine Chronicle "a documentary with a cathartic difference."