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Chicago Human Rights Watch Film Festival

May 10th, 2011 by admin

LEAD SHEET: FILM BEAT
Maya Friedler & WMG Co-Host Film Screening

Chicago Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Presents THIS IS MY LAND…HEBRON
Wednesday June 1, 2011
7 PM (Note time)
Facets Cinematheque
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago IL 60614
Tickets:$9 General Admission
Call (773) 281-4114
More at www.hrw.org/iff

Join Maya Friedler and Women’s Media Group for the screening of the film This is My Land Hebron at Facets Cinematheque, Chicago on June 1, which we are co-presenting for The Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

Featuring interviews with both Israelis and Palestinians living in Hebron, as well as activists on both sides, members of the Israeli parliament and prominent Ha’aretz journalists, This Is My Land… Hebron lifts the lid on Hebron as it is today – a city fraught with violence and hate. Hebron is the largest city in the occupied West Bank, home to 160,000 Palestinians. It is also home to one of the first Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the only one right in the heart of a Palestinian city. Once a bustling hub of activity, the city center now resembles a ghost town. A colony of 600 Israeli settlers lives in the city center, requiring a garrison of more than 2,000 Israeli soldiers to defend them. The cultural and economic life of the town is being suffocated. It’s a war between neighbors where the main goals are to conquer one more meter of the city, keep the enemy at bay, and simply stand one’s ground.

 

 

 

 

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