PSN friends the Canada Palestine Cultural Association (CPCA) is holding its second second annual movie night, featuring the award-winning documentary film Palestine Blues. Also on display is the “Human Drama in Gaza” photo exhibition.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Doors open at 5:00 pm, movie begins at 6:00 pm sharp
Edmonton Islamic Academy (14525 – 127 Street)
Tickets: $5 per person at the door
(includes free popcorn, refreshments, facepainting and crafts table for children)
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About Palestine Blues:
Through the lens of Palestinian American filmmaker Nida Sinnokrot, Palestine Blues follows the repurcussions of Israel’s security wall and settlement expansion throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Focusing on the village of Jayyous and its non-violent campaign against the wall, Palestine Blues documents the heroic victories and tragic defeats of this farming community’s fight for survivial.
Both a road-trip film across a terrain that is being erased as it is being traversed and a unique portrait of Palestinian resistance, Palestine Blues offers a rare document of both a land and a people faced with extinction.
About Human Drama in Gaza:
“Human Drama in Gaza” is a gripping photo exhibition about the realities of life in the Gaza Strip under war and siege.
At its core, “Human Drama in Gaza” is a story about human beings seeking to find dignity and hope as their world is destroyed around them. The exhibition features 44 photos, taken before, during and after the 22-day assault on Gaza by professional photographers from Israel, Palestine, and the West. The photographers whose work is featured caught simple everyday events in Gaza. Yet given the extreme circumstances in Gaza, these otherwise normal scenes take on a shocking new poignancy.
Through this Exhibition, Canadians will discover their shared humanity with distant brothers and sisters in Gaza, and will inevitably come away with a new compassion for the people of this tormented land.