The Next Generation's Perceptions of the Occupation | Three Student Films

Event Date
3pm ET / 12 noon PT

 Voices from the Holy Land, in conjunction with  Bright Stars of Bethlehem, invites you understand the next generation of Palestinians’ perceptions of the Occupation.  We are screening three short films (see below) directed by students from Dar al-Kalima University’s College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem.  These powerful award-winning films reveal glimpses of life under Occupation through the eyes of the youth.   Please watch all three films at your convenience and then join us for the online discussion.   Participating in the Q&A Discussion will be:

Saed Andoni – Former Head of Films Production Program at Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, co-founder of Bethlehem Student Film Festival

Saleh Kayal Tamimi – Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, 2014

Baha' Abu Shanab – Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, 2018

Suhad Babaa – Executive Director of Just Vision, Executive Producer of Naila and the Uprising (moderator)


How this will work:

 1 - Register here for the Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon:

2 - Once you’ve registered for the event, you will get an email with the link and passcode to watch the three films and to the Zoom link to join the discussion.  We ask that you watch the film at your convenience before the discussion.

3 - Join the conversation with your questions and comments on Zoom on January 17th 2021 at 3 pm ET/12 noon PT with the link provided in your registration confirmation.

 About the films:

Watch Trailer:  

Ghetto” - Issa, who was deprived of living in the old city of Hebron for a long time because of the Occupation, is trying to help the rest of the Palestinians there.

Visitation” - Families of Palestinian prisoners wake up before sunrise to join the international Red Cross trip to visit their sons and loved ones in Israeli jails.

The Living of Pigeons”- Its 1:30 am and the cold is penetrating, as hundreds of workers arrive at Checkpoint 300.  What will happen next is something that eyes don't often see.


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