Thursday, May 7, 2009

FOPWA - Al Naqba film night 15 May 09

Al Naqba

Palestine Film Night
Film and Television Institute
92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
Friday, May 15th
6:30pm for a 7pm start
Drinks and nibbles provided
$15 full / $10 concession

La Terre Parle Arabe

At the end of the 19th century, Zionism, a minority political movement, appeared on the international stage.

As theorised by its leaders, it entailed the goal of creating a Jewish state somewhere in the world but preferably in Palestine - then populated by Arabs for thousands of years.

This film trains a historian and filmmaker’s eye on the explosive truth, one involving cleansing the land of Palestine of its inhabitants.

(61 min, Documentary, 2007)

Jerusalem: East Side Story

This is Alatar's second film about Palestine; the first 'The Iron Wall' (2006) was highly praised,

including by former US President Jimmy Carter who called it "the best description of the [Israeli] barrier, its routing and impact".

This film focuses on Israel's illegal annexation of East Jerusalem in 1967, the dispossession of Palestinian residents

and their daily struggle to survive in the face of the Israeli military machine and house demolitions.

The documentary journey exposes Israel's policies to gain supremacy over the city.

It also touches on the future of the city: Jerusalem is the key to peace; without Jerusalem, there is no peace for anyone.

(57 min, Documentary, 2008)

Organised by Friends of Palestine (WA)
“Al Naqba” is “the Catastrophe” of May 16th, 1948 –
the day Palestinians lost their historical homeland in the face of Israeli military aggression