Film on Israeli-Palestinian Housing Tensions, Oct. 8
Free screening of the film, My Neighborhood, (Winner of Best Short Documentary, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, 2012)
When: Tuesday, October 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: 100th Monkey Café and Books, 642 W. 5th St. (5th & Ivy)
My Neighborhood focuses on a Palestinian boy (Mohammed El Kurd) growing up in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, who are leading a campaign of court sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area. Shortly after their displacement, Mohammed’s family and other residents begin peacefully protesting against the evictions, determined not to lose their homes for good. In a surprising turn, they are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters who are horrified to see what is being done in their name.
This event is free an open to the public. It is co-sponsored by The Middle East Working Group, the 100th Monkey Café and Books, as well as the Peace Institute at CSUC.
For more information email Tom Imhoff (Philosophy Department) at firstname.lastname@example.org