SJP Movie Series: Where Should the Birds Fly Documentary Screening (CANCELLED)SJP Movie Series: Where Should the Birds Fly Documentary Screening (CANCELLED)Chase Auditorium2013-11-21T20:00:002013-11-21T22:00:00
November 21, 8:00PM–10:00PM
Come see the first of SJP's movie series Where Should The Birds Fly, the first documentary made by Palestinians about the siege and blockade of the Gaza strip, as told by two young women and filmmakers. Baklava and tea will be served!!!
Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. But it is so much more. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.
The film itself breaks the blockade. Filmmakers in Gaza have never had the opportunity to make a full length, professional documentary of their reality. Fida Qishta, born and raised in Rafah, Gaza, began her filmmaking career as a wedding videographer, and soon moved on to working with international human rights observers in Gaza, documenting day to day life under siege. Her commentary on the siege was published in The International Herald Tribune. Her video reports of Operation Cast Lead were published widely including in the UK newspaper The Guardian and in their weekly news magazine, The Observer.
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