Anna Baltzer, a Jewish-American Columbia graduate and Fulbright scholar, presents her discoveries as a volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service in the West Bank, documenting human rights abuses and supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Occupation. This short (57-minute) film provides a viewpoint not often seen in Western media sources, and encourages dialog towards taking action on the issue. Topics discussed include checkpoints, settlements, Israeli activism, Zionism, 1948 War and refugees, censorship, the Wall, the ongoing annexation of Palestinian land, and the almost unbearable living conditions under the occupation. Moderated discussion follows. Baltzer (www.annainthemiddleeast.com) says her film “is an introduction—in a down-to-earth, non-alienating way—to the occupation in Palestine and the nonviolent movement for freedom and equality in the Holy Land.” She has been interviewed on the Daily Show, and her letters and articles have been published in the Huffington Post, Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Her book is Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.
A moderated panel discussion, Q&A with the audience, will follow the film.
The Program begin promptly at 2:30pm. No reservations needed. Free Event. Free Parking.