“Perhaps the ultimate anti-war film. A compelling film about war.” –Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner: Human Rights Award – Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival
Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a shocking record: of the 2008-2009 3-week bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military (backed by the U.S., using US-made weapons). Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population.
Following the film is a panel discussion/update, with:
Ziad Abbas -- MECA Associate Director, from Deheisheh Refugee Camp
Iman Almaqousi -- former resident of Gaza
Barbara Lubin -- MECA Director, brought aid to Gaza during the 2008-9 assault, as well as right after the November 2012 attack
Henry Norr -- Palestinian solidarity activist/journalist who traveled to Gaza during the November 2012 attack
Cosponsored by Arab Film Festival, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Bay Area Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, San Francisco Women in Black.
|Thu Feb 28, 2013 7pm – 9pm Pacific Time|
|Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center St., near downtown Berkelely BART, Berkeley (map)|