Skies Above Hebron

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3pm EDT / 12 noon PDT

Skies Above Hebron

In the heart of Hebron, the only ones with complete freedom are the pigeons, who can soar above the fences and military checkpoints. Amer, Anas, and Marwaan, three Palestinian boys, are growing up with soldiers surveilling their homes and Israeli settlers watching them from the windows of nearby houses. The tension, hostility, and violent incidents have become routine, and a game of chasing pigeons on a rooftop can turn into a panicked escape from armed soldiers in a heartbeat. The film follows the boys for five formative years, during which they try to form identities and hopes for the future. What kind of childhood is this, where gunfire and death are commonplace? How do these kids cope with the pressure? And what kind of life do they dream of living?            

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Esther Hertog —  anthropological documentary filmmaker

Liat Berdugo — artist and writer specializing in visual studies, Associate Professor of Art,   Architecture + Art History at the University of San Francisco

Lubna Alzaroo — instructor at University of Washington specializing in settler colonialism

Adin Dobkin (moderator) — reporter, essayist, book author, co-host “War Stories” podcast


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