Event Date
3pm ET / 1 pm PT

 Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to join the Israeli Defense Forces and become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions her country’s military practices in the Occupied Territories and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage.  Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent.  The documentary develops the themes of feminism, anti-militarism, solidarity, and the power of youth leadership.

A pre-screening and virtual discussion with panelists


Atalya Ben-Abba, subject of the documentary, speaking from Jerusalem

Molly Stuart, film director and co-producer

Rev. Kaeley McEvoy, UCC clergy and justice advocate, moderating


How this will work:
Register here for the Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon:

Once you’ve registered for the event, you will get an email with the link and passcode to watch the film and to the Zoom link to join the discussion.  The film will only be available to registered viewers with a passcode from October 30 - November 15.  We ask that you watch the film at your convenience before the discussion and join the conversation on Zoom with your thoughts and questions for our speakers on November 15th at 3 pm ET/12 noon PT

See the trailer for Objector  vimeo.com/330097421

You can download a copy of the November VFHL Online Film Salon flyer here.

You can download the bios for the Panelists and Moderator here.