By Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator
Susan Johnson is one of only a handful of outside persons allowed inside Gaza in the months following the December 2008-January 2009 Israeli war against Gaza. Traveling with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in May of 2009, Susan interviewed and photographed Gazans reeling from Israel’s punishing bombardment.
This hopeful, sometimes joyous film shows young Palestinians in Israel, Gaza, and West Bank using music to express their pain at living separated and occupied. They succeed in communicating not only with one another but, though this film, with the world. Director: Jackie Salloum
Donations, to benefit Palestine Children's Relieef Fund, appreciated -- no one turned away. Wheelchair accessible. Co-sponsored by BFUU social Justice Committee, St. Joseph Worker Social Justice Committee, UCB Students for Justice in Palestine, KPFA Flashpoints, MECA, and AFSC.
64 year-old former journalist Sharen Green speaks about her experience as a human rights monitor in Palestine last summer as part of a World Council of Churches program. Green tells the story of life in Jayyous, a once wealthy Palestinian village which has been reduced to poverty by a military occupation that gets more draconian by the day.
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