Monday, July 11, 2011

Friends of Palestine presents Miral

Miral - the film you won't see anywhere else

FTI Cinema
Film and Television Institute
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle

Sunday 7 August 2011
3 for 3:30pm
(note new time and date)

$20 solidarity/$15 waged/$10 concession

Miral is a ground-breaking new film by Academy Award nominee Julian Schnabel. It is based on the true story of a young Palestinian woman who finds her previously sheltered life changing forever.

At age 17 Miral leaves the orphanage she grew up in to teach at a refugee camp. It is here that she first becomes aware of the plight her people face.

Schnabel – the award-winning director of The Butterfly and the Diving Bell – explores the Israel-Palestine conflict from a Palestinian perspective.

Sean Penn and Robert De Niro supported the release of Miral at its premiere in the US, despite the controversy whipped up around the film by pro-Zionist forces.

Now Miral has arrived in Australia, a country where the government and the media are only interested in representing Israel's point of view.

This movie is therefore a must-see for anyone who wants to know the full story behind the conflict in historic Palestine.