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Film: Voice’s of the struggle.

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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!

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Sick of the Media Lies About the Gaza Massacre? PROTEST!

Sick of the media lies about the Gaza Massacre?
Protest today and tomorrow in D.C., Chicago and San Francisco

As of this writing nearly 1,000 Palestinians have been needlessly killed and another 4,000 injured–all in less than 20 days. The war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces include the targeting of civilians, women and children, entire families, schools, mosques, medical aid workers, journalists and the entire infrastructure of Gaza. The IOF has also used outlawed chemical weapons against the population. Despite unanimous world-wide condemnation of the murderous and illegal invasion and siege of an already occupied people, every major news outlet in the U.S. is acting as apologists for the U.S.-supported Israeli massacre. As just one example of their biased reporting, the U.S. corporate media bias has not mentioned at all that this week the Israeli state banned two Arab parties from running in the upcoming elections.

A heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated in the last week to help pay for the expenses for the many mass demonstrations that took place on Jan. 10. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of individuals who came forward to donate. We must go forward. The war is deepening. The death toll is climbing. We will be in the streets again in the next few days. Please continue to show your generosity and commitment and make a donation today by clicking this link.

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post refuses to cover the demonstrations of thousands of people protesting the massacre in Gaza. Many thousands of local residents, especially from the Arab-American and Muslim community, have demonstrated on Dec. 30, Jan. 2 and last weekend on Jan. 10 in a mass march in Washington, D.C. Not one article in the Washington Post about these demonstrations!

Everyone should bring at least one issue of the Washington Post—multiple copies if you can—to literally dump them on the Post’s doorstep as we denounce their biased pro-Israeli coverage of the massacre in Gaza and their complete whiteout of protest activities in the United States, including last Saturday’s march of tens of thousands of people.

Demonstrate
Fri, Jan 16, 4:00 pm
Washington Post
1150 15th Street NW (between L and M Sts.)
Metro to Farragut North or McPherson Square
Contact 202-544-3389 for more information

Chicago

Join us on the street in front of the ABC studio during their newscast on Friday, Jan. 16 at 5 pm. We will assemble in front of ABC news to demand an immediate end to the massacre in Gaza. We will also demand that the media report on the thousands of U.S.-supported Israeli war crimes that continue to be carried out against the people of Palestine.

Friday, Jan. 16 – 5 pm
ABC State Street Studio
190 N. Street (State and Lake)
For directions click here
For more info call 773-463-0311 or 773-951-2020
Initiated by American Muslims for Palestine and ANSWER Chicago. Endorsers welcome.

San Francisco

On the day after 10,000 people marched and rallied in San Francisco on January 10 to demand “Let Gaza Live,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported the demonstration had been just “more than 1,000 people.” In their January 10 edition, on the morning of the protest, the Chronicle publicized the pro-Israeli war counter-protest on the steps of City Hall, but failed to mention the “Let Gaza Live” anti-war demonstration.

Immediately after the march, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, the Chronicle’s website featured the march as its top story under the headline, “Thousands Protest in San Francisco.” By the time the Sunday paper was printed, however, the number of participants had been reduced to “more than 1,000.”

Despite being presented with irrefutable video and photo evidence (linked below) that they had massively undercounted the number of people participating in the march and rally, the Chronicle editors have declined to print a correction.

Protest Thursday, January 15, 5pm
S.F. Chronicle building
Corner of 5th and Mission Sts. in San Francisco. (One block from Powell St. BART).
Contact 415-821-6545 for more information

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CALLING ALL WRITERS AND WEB DESIGNERS! PALESTINE VOICE MAGAZINE! INTERESTED?

We are looking for journalist, photographers, and those to interview for our new online Palestinian Voice Magazine!

 

I have been thinking about it recently, and I think it’s a great way for us all to get out voices out there..

 

The magazine will be called “Palestinian Voice,” and depending on how many articles come in, we can figure out how often were going to put out a new issue.

 

The magazine will not only discuss current politics, but culture, music, history, fashion, sports, up and comings, Palestinians, successful Palestinians, what Palestinians are doing for Palestine etc.

(If you can think of anything else that would be great!)

 

We don’t want this paper to be offensive at all, just clearly putting the knowledge and the facts out there. (So no “Falasteen ibladna ow al yahood klabna stuff ha-)

We want this to be, sound and look professional.

 

IF YOU’RE A PHOTOGRAPHER! Submit your photos!

IF YOU’RE A SINGER! Let us know! So we can have an interview with you, and links to your music pages!

IF YOU’RE AN ARTIST! Send them in!

IF YOU’RE A COMEDIAN! Tell us!

 

If you do anything at all that you’re proud of tell us! If you know anyone that would be great to interview, who is making an impact on Palestinian life, and culture in any way let us know!

We love to help get the word out about your success, and help you succeed even further, and don’t be shy to ask us for an interview either, if you want to get out there, don’t be shy of anything…

 

So if you love to write, if you love to talk about Palestine, if you generally know what you’re talking about… feel free to Email us, and we would love to get you in there!

 

We are also looking for some one who knows html, and how to webdesign to put the online magazine all together! We are currently working with formatpixel.com, if you know of a better publishing site feel free to let us know.

 

Send us your:

Name:

Age:

Where do you currently live?

Are you Palestinian?

Where were you born?

What are you interested in doing?

Email:

Phone number:

 

If you have written anything before, send an example of your work. 🙂

 

 

 

We are aiming for our first issue to come out in November, so start submitting!

Let your voices be heard!

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