2017 Witness Palestine Film Series

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2017 Witness Palestine Film Series

Witness Palestine Film Festival 2017
Dates: September 17-25, 2017 at The Little
For the complete WPFF schedule + more, visit witnesspalestinerochester.org. 
 

The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Witness Palestine Film Festival is sponsored by Christians Witnessing for Palestine, who seek a just peace for the people of Palestine wherever they may be. They have all traveled to Israel and Palestine on at least one political tour where they have met with and heard stories from both sides.

This film festival is an attempt to communicate some of this information to others in the Rochester and Western New York area by working with a broader, more diverse segment of the community. The Witness Palestine Film Committee includes activists involved in interfaith and Palestinian solidarity work as well as local filmmakers.

Upcoming films for this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Sunday, September 24
Duration: 98m
Rating: Not Rated
The film is based on events in 2002 that took place in the valley between Nablus and Ramallah which gives the film its name. Ten years after being...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Monday, September 25
Duration: 85m
Rating: Not Rated
Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against...


Past films from this Series


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 23, 2014
Duration: 60mins
Rating: Not Rated
Filmmaker Alice Rothchild is an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel. Voices Across the Divide follows her personal journey as she begins...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 17, 2014
Duration: 105mins
Rating: Not Rated
Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky is a Jew who was born in Kiev. When she was six her family moved to the Ariel settlement in the West Bank. Her mother wanted to contribute to Zionism, Lia said. Tarachansky...


Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Nov 16, 2014
Duration: 95mins
Rating: Not Rated
The setting is 1967 and at a refugee camp near Amman, Jordan. New refugees are arriving frequently in the aftermath of the six-day war – joining some who came after the Nakba. Ghaydaa and her 11-year...