2:00-4:00 pm Sunday October 21 - Blacksburg Public Library [200 Miller Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060]
Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of the Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israeli to the present day. This documentary explores the passionate dispute among Israeli citizens about their government’s Occupation of Palestine. The film deftly splices together dueling creeds and the result is electrifying, because it’s a split so rarely displayed on U.S. screens. Zionist “settlers” claim all of historic Palestine, asserting variously: “This is our territory returned by God”; “The Arabs are trespassers in the land of Israel: it’s not their country”; “This [land] is ours in every sense of the word”; It’s a “Jewish and democratic state.” Human rights’ advocates counter such maxims, deploring the contradiction between a “Jewish” state —with “Apartheid” privileges for Jews in an “ethnocracy”— and a democracy with equality for all.