Our speakers will discuss their book and how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance.
Join us for a presentation by Laila Hasan, one of the first women shopkeepers in the Old City souq (market) of Hebron, who is on a speaking tour to raise awareness about the important work of the Women in Hebron Cooperative.
Mohamed Jabaly spent the summer of 2014 working with an ambulance crew before and during “Operation Protective Edge”. This film is his first-person account of that experience. While numerous articles and media stories are published on the recurring violence in Gaza, they are most often from a privileged outsider perspective. Jabaly’s film is unique in presenting events from a point of view that hails from the ground. It gives us access to the point of view of someone who does not have the luxury to travel easily in and out of Gaza. Palestine | 2016, 78 min.
Set partly in a refugee camp in Rafah, Gaza, this film is a remarkable look back at fifty years of Palestinian and Arab history, through photographs, reportage and the voices of these photographers today.
A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest.
Come see current exhibition, Palestine Diary, by Najib Joe Hakim and join us for closing reception on Saturday, June 8th, with the artist.
The following films were recently restored by researcher and filmmaker of the Palestine Film Unit, Khadijeh Habashneh Abu Ali, to honor the 50th anniversary of the founding of the PFU and the 10 year anniversary of the death of filmmaker and PFU founder, Mustafa Abu Ali: Scenes from Occupation in Gaza, by Mustafa Abu Ali (12 min.), They Do Not Exist, by Mustafa Abu Ali (23 min.), The Children of…., by Khadijeh Habashneh Abu Ali (22 min.)
Maha Haj’s first feature film revolves around the dynamics characterizing a family from her hometown of Nazareth, where only the grumpy, middle-aged parents remain. One of their adult sons lives in Sweden, working as a photographer; their other son and daughter live in the West Bank in Ramallah, where the daughter’s mechanic husband is cast in a U.S. film after the director passes through his shop.
Yasmine Dabbous explores how fabric becomes a psychological, political and economic force for Syrian refugees, the women whose embroidery gave them solace and income. Embroidered patterns from Damascus tiles represent the anchor trauma-inflicted refugees yearn for. Molly Sinclair McCartney’s photos of her visit to Syria before the war remind us of the life that once was.