November 13, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on THE SETTLERS with Shimon Dotan - filmmaker and University instructor on Political Cinema and Film Directing; Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro - scholar, author, Board Director at International Council for Middle East Studies; and Lara Friedman (moderator) -President, Foundation for Middle East Peace. This event was Co-Sponsored by Tzedek Chicago and Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago.
October 11, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on BOYCOTT with Bahia Amawi, protagonist in the film and litigant in lawsuit against anti-BDS legislation; Peter Beinart, editor-at-large at Jewish Currents and professor of journalism; Jen Marlowe, author, filmmaker, playwright, and human rights activist; Suhad Babaa, producer, news publisher, and Executive Director and President of Just Vision, and John Floyd, criminal law attorney, president of CAIR-Houston, and plaintiff lawyer for two successful lawsuits against Texas anti-BDS legislation. Alex McDonald, co-founder of Texas Coalition for Human Rights, co-leader of Quaker Palestine-Israel Network, and VFHL Steering Committee member moderated this discussion. This event was Co-Sponsored by United Methodist Kairos Response and Methodist Federation for Social Action.
September 11, 2022 - Q&A Discussion Skies Above Hebronwith anthropological documentary filmmaker Esther Hertog; artist and writer specializing in visual studies Liat Berdugo; Hebron native specializing in settler colonialism Lubna Alzaroo; and reporter, essayist, book author, co-host “War Stories” podcast Adin Dobkin (Moderator) This event was co-sponsored by United Church of Christ - Palestine Israel Network.
August 14, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on the filmed version of the original play How to Make a Revolution. Playwright, actor and theatre director Einat Weizman, and Issa Amro, human rights defender and founder of Youth Against Settlements, talk with Miko Peled, Israeli-American author and human rights activist. This event was co-sponsored by Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.
July 17, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on Journalism Under Occupation - In Memory of Shireen Abu Akleh, with panelists Yumna Patel, Bethlehem-based Palestine News Director at Mondoweiss and Lia Tarachansky, Israeli-Canadian journalist and filmmaker. Maha Nassar, Associate Professor in School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona, moderated this conversation. This event was co-sponsored by Virginia Coalition for Human Rights and Green Mountain Solidarity With Palestine.
May 15, 2022 - Q&A discussion on Art as Resistance: Truth and Consequences with panelists Sliman Mansour, renowned Palestinian artist and founder of International Academy of Art, Lina Abojaradeh, Palestinian artist and Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Art Scholarship winner, and Ahmed Hmeetdat (moderator), Palestinian painter and Human Rights & International Law instructor at Al Quds Bard College in East Jerusalem. This event was co-sponsored by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.
April 10, 2022 - Q&A discussion on B'Tselem Camera Project film Of Land and Bread with panelists Roy Yellin, Director of Public Advocacy, and Ruthie Ginsburg, faculty member at HaMidrasha School of Art of Beit Berl Academic College. Jamal Najjab, photojournalist and human rights advocate, moderated the conversation. This event was co-sponsored by the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA.
March 13, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on the film ADVOCATE with Lea Tsemel, Israeli attorney and advocate for Palestinian human rights, and Rachel Leah Jones , filmmaker, writer, editor, and social justice advocate. Jim Fine– Former director, Quaker Legal Aid Office in Jerusalem, moderated the conversation. This event was co-sponsored by Non-Violence International.
February 6, 2022 – Q&A Discussion on Soldier on the Roof with panelists 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; and Lubna Alzaroo, instructor at University of Washington specializing in settler colonialism. Adin Dobkin, reporter, essayist, book author, co-host “War Stories” podcast, moderated the conversation. This event was co-sponsored by Consequence Forum.
January 9, 2022 - Q&A Discussion on "Gaza: Still Alive" with panelists Harry Fear, independent journalist and filmmaker, and Dr. Samah Jabr, psychiatrist and psychotherapist - Head of the Mental Health Unit of the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Dr. Elizabeth Berger, child psychiatrist and founding/steering committee member of USA Palestine Mental Health Network, moderated the conversation. This event was co-sponsored byUSA Palestine Mental Health Network and the Palestine-Global Mental Health Network.
December 12, 2021 - Q&A Discussion with Panelists Yousef AlKhouri (Lecturer at Bethlehem Bible College & member, Christ at the Checkpoint)and Elizabeth (Community Builder and former teacher at Jerusalem School, Bethlehem) on "Christians in Palestine - Two Films." Rev. Susan Wilder (Co-Moderator of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of The Presbyterian Church (USA)) moderated the conversation.
November 14, 2021 - Q&A Discussion of 1948:Creation and Catastrophe with panelists Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, Co-Director/Executive Producer, Professor of Media Studies at California State University, and Miko Peled, Israeli-American author, human rights activist. Lia Tarachansky, Israeli-Canadian filmmaker and journalist moderated this conversation
October 10, 2021 - Q&A Discussion with Abdelfattah Abusrour, founder of Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, and Christiane Dabdoub Nassar, author and cultural operator, on Bethlehem Today: Two Short Films. Leila Sansour, director/producer and founder of OPEN BETHLEHEM, moderated the conversation.
September 12, 2021 - Q&A discussion on Valentino’s Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs with writer/director Michael Singh and with Waleed Mahdi, Assistant Professor of US-Arab cultural politics, University of Oklahoma. Rosemarie Esber, author and oral historian moderated this conversation.
August 15, 2021 - Q&A discussion on Stitching Palestine with film producer Muna Khalidi and Salma El-Yassir, one of the film participants. Wafa Ghnaim moderated the conversation.
July 11, 2021 - Q&A discussion of Gaza Fights For Freedom with film director Abby Martin and with Issam Adwan, Gaza Director of We Are Not Numbers. Jehad Abusalim, Education and Policy Associate at American Friends Service Committee moderated the conversation. .
June 13, 2021 - Q&A Discussion on "Radiance of Resistance" with Janna Jihad, the subject of the film. Ariana Bazlamit, Palestinian American activist and actress led the discussion.
May 16, 2021 - Q&A Discussion on MAYOR with Musa Hadid, Mayor of Ramallah, Palestine, and David Osit, filmmaker. Special announcement by Mayor Diana Broderson from Muscatine, IA -- a Sister City of Ramallah. Deya' Leonard Dresner, Executive Director of Leonard Education Organization moderated the conversation.
April 11, 2021 - Q&A Discussion on “On the Side the Side of the Road” with filmmaker Lia Tarachansky and with Ghassan J. Tarazi, educator and founding member of Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace. Rosemarie Esber, author, oral historian, and international gender specialist moderated the discussion.
March 14, 2021 - Q&A Discussion on "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States" with Sut Jhally, producer, Executive Director of Media Education Foundation, and Professor (retired) of Communications at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Phil Weiss - Author and Co-Editor at Mondoweiss. Diana Buttu, Palestinian human rights lawyer, analyst at Institute for Middle East Understanding moderated the discussion.
February 14, 2021 - Q&A Discussion with filmmaker Maurice Jacobsen and Issam Adwan, Gaza Coordinator for We Are Not Numbers on We All Live in Gaza. Marla Schrader, Senior Director of Communications for United Palestinian Appeal moderated the conversation.
December 13, 2020 - Q&A Discussion with Shaina Low, Advocacy Officer at Defense for Children International–Palestine and Yaz J., former Palestinian youth detainee on the Detaining Dreams and OBAIDA. Estee Chandler - Host/Producer of KPFK’s Middle East in Focus and Chair of JVP Action BOD moderated the discussion.
November 15, 2020 - Q&A Discussion with filmmaker Molly Stuart and with Atalya Ben-Abba, the subject of the film Objector. Rev. Kaeley McEvoy moderated the discussion.
October 18, 2020 - Q&A Discussion on "The Ruins of Lifta" with filmmaker Menachem Daum and Dr. Daphna Golan, human rights and peace activist. Dr. Angela Miller, Professor of Art History and American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis moderated this discussion.
September 13, 2020 - Q&A Discussion with panelists Dr. Mark Braverman and Rev. Ntuthuko Nkosi, moderated by Dr. Michael Fischbach on the film Roadmap to Apartheid.