Screening & Discussion: "Bil'in Habibti" by Shai Carmel Pollack

Wed, August 19, 2009 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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As the West Bank village of Bil'in nears the five year anniversary of weekly nonviolent protests to save its land, the Israeli military has heightened its repression. After hundreds have been injured and one Palestinian protester killed in Bil'in, in the last two months the Israeli military has conducted nightly raids, arresting 20 residents.

Learn about the struggle in Bil'in through the documentary "Bil'in Habibti" (Bil'in My Love), by director Shai Carmel Pollack. The 2006 film records the history of the struggle in Bil'in and the experiences of Bil'in's protest organizers. It was a winner at the 2006 Jerusalem Film Festival (Best Doc) and Rotterdam 2006, Movies that Matter (Special Award).

Those arrested recently include community leaders Adeeb Abu Rahme and Mohammed Khatib Mohammed Khatib, who is featured in Bil'in Habibti, spoke in New York in 2007 as part of a national tour on Palestinian nonviolent resistance. He was arrested just weeks after returning from Canada where he was testifying in Bil'in's War Crimes suit against the Canadian companies Green Park and Green Mount that are building settlements on Bil'in's land.

The village of Bil'in has been a close partner in Adalah-NY's successful campaign to boycott Israeli settlement builder Lev Leviev. Leviev's companies are building settlement homes on Bil'in's land, on the land of the village of Jayyous, and in the settlements of Har Homa and Maale Adumim.

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Sponsored by Adalah NY.

3rd i NY & Alwan Collaborative Monthly Screening Series are made possible in part through support from The Fund for Creative Creative Communities administered through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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