Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"My Neighborhood" documentary showing May 11th, 7pm

West Shore Film Series: "My Neighborhood"
Saturday, May 11 at 7 pm
Join us to view and discuss the film "My Neighborhood," Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 7 pm, at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, Ohio 44116. (Free Parking) The film series is free and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted). DOWNLOAD FLYER Hosted by West Shore Social Action Committee. Please plan on staying after the film for refreshments and conversation!
My Neighbourhood tells the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed's family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests, and in a surprising turn, are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters. Mohammed comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbours and unexpected co-operation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
My Neighbourhood is latest short film by Just Vision, an organization that uses film and media to increase the power and legitimacy of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict nonviolently.
The Imagine Peace Task Force of West Shore U.U. Church is also pleased to welcome CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), Cleveland Peace Action, and Interfaith Peace Builders Ohio to comment on the film and answer questions from the audience. (Film length: 50 minutes)

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