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Feras Qumseya a Palestinian Folklore musician keeps the culture and traditons alive.
Watch and Listen to a song he preformed last year…
The art of film, broadcast, documentaries have always been a large interest of mine. Bringing your imagination to life, telling the many stories of the world, and the world’s people is in my opinion; the greatest way to inform the world.
With creativity, that sparks interest with viewers, brings out the imagined, and the imaginable.
Film has been a voice of the Palestinian struggle for some time now. It’s something I believe that should be fully supported by the community, because it’s a powerful voice of now, and WILL be a powerful voice of tomorrow.
Here are some film festivals worth checking out, that are dedicated to the voice of Palestine specifically. And if you’re a film maker why not give it a shot?! Tell your story, or a story of someone else. It’s amazing how powerful it could be if it wins an award or not…BE HEARD!
PALESTINE FILM FOUNDATION
Boston Palestine Film Festival
Toronto Palestine Film Festival
Chicago Palestine Film Festival ***NOTE THIS SITE IS NOT WORKING AT THIS TIME***
London Palestine Film Festival- I couldnt find an offical site for this festival, but they have information on the Palestine Film Foundation site.
Sidney Palestine Film Festival
I am surprised that there are no official festivals dedicated to the stories of Palestine in both New York, and California. Both NY and CA have large populations of Palestinians, and both states are very active when it comes to fighting for the Palestinian struggle, but also when you think of film, well…that is the two places you think of! Who knows, maybe someone might come across this and will start something up!
BREAK THE SIEGE ON GAZA COALITION
TONIGHT, Friday January 16: 7pm Poets For Gaza Fundraiser: Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South.
Monday January 19, 2009: 10 AM Rally & Gathering At UN Plaza 47th St & 1st Ave
MONDAY JANUARY 19: 4:30 PM VIGIL & MARCH IN HONOR OF MLK FOR GAZA, LED BY WOMEN & CHILDREN ALL ARE ASKED TO JOIN & SUPPORT–Location changed to UNION SQUARE!!!
FRIDAY JAN. 23, 2009: COMMUNITY TOWN HALL: FOLLOW UP & BUILD MASS GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT FOR PALESTINE: mother’s committee, grocer’s union, students, street action, Civil Liberties committee and MORE. Bath Ave Youth Center 1933 Bath Ave BK NY D TRAIN to 20th Ave
The Following is organized by BSG (Awda-NY, MAS-NY & NJ, AMAF, IAC, Salam Church) & endorsed by: NYCLAW, National Lawyers Guild-NY, BAYAN, New Jersey Solidarity, and many more…keep moving & stay visible for Gaza.
LOCATION CHANGED TO UNION SQUARE ENDING AT WASHINGTON SQUARE
VIGIL & MARCH FOR JUSTICE IN GAZA
Led By Women & Children
WE ASK FOR YOUR SOLIDARITY & SUPPORT
NEW YORK Joins National Days of Action in Honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stop Israel’s War Crimes Against the Palestinian People in Gaza
WHEN:Monday, January 19th, 20094:30 PM WHERE:UNION SQUARE PARK
QUIET Rally Followed By
March to WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK
Stop the Killing of the Palestinian People!Stop the War and Siege on Gaza!End All U.S. Aid to Israel!
SUPPORT PALESTINIANS RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSERESTORE THE PALESTINIANS OF GAZA TO THEIR RIGHTFUL HOMES
End the Israeli Occupation of Palestine!
On Monday January 19th, 2009, people all across the United States will celebrate the life, legacy, and birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assssinated by a racist’s bullet on April 4th, 1968. Dr. King was one of the foremost leaders of the Black civil rights movement in this country, an organizer extraordinaire for peace and justice, and an eloquent orator who challenged racism, injustice, and oppression everywhere.
Approximately 1,100 Palestinians have been slaughtered since the Israeli Massacres of Gaza began 19 days ago, with over 4,600 injured and the Massacres by the Zionist Israeli State Continue Unabated as the world watches in silence & complicity.
The thousands and thousands of Black civil rights organizers and activists, with Dr. King as one of their representatives, were people of courageous action, many of whom gave their lives to the struggle for Black liberation, and they would not have stood idly by while this new war on the Palestinians is being waged.
Join the Break the Siege on Gaza Coalition, and our friends from all different communities in the peace and justice movement of greater New York & New Jersey and across the U.S. (confirmed cities for these nationally coordinated days of action already include Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Youngstown, OH–and others will be confirming soon), as we do justice to Dr. King’s memory, and the memories of others like him, by demanding an end to “Israel’s” massacre of the Palestinian people.
New Jersey Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine