2018 Hamilton Voices of Gaza Fall Film Series!

JeLiThIn is pleased to participate in the 2018 Hamilton Voices of Gaza Fall Film Series!

On the first Tuesday of each month a film presenting the voices of people living in besieged Gaza will be screened.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, JeLiThiIn will sponsor the series' opening film:

"Killing Gaza"

Photo: Girl holding bomb.In this film, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen capture the assault on Gaza during the 2014 war and chronicle its horrific aftermath. Their camera wades through the rubble of Gaza's destroyed border regions, focusing on the survivors of the slaughter and their stories. In the weeks and months following, we see the daily struggles of the people of Gaza as they suffer through one of the worst winters in recorded history, and then weather the sweltering summer heat without electricity and–in many cases–without homes.

Photo: Girl painting.Not only does this film give voice to the pain of a people under siege, but it also highlights their acts of creative resistance–such as painting, break-dancing, and literature–that allow them to maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war. Besides documenting Palestinian resilience and suffering, Killing Gaza also documents the war crimes committed by the Israeli military through direct testimony and evidence from the survivors, delivered often just days after escaping indiscriminate shelling, bombings and summary executions.

We are pleased to be able to end the film with a Q and A with special guest(s) Max Blumenthal and/or Dan Cohen joining us via Skype to answer questions from the audience.

Max Blumenthal – Director/Writer – is a senior editor of the Grayzone Project at AlterNet, and the award-winning author of Goliath, Republican Gomorrah, and The 51 Day War.

Dan Cohen – Cinematographer/Editor – is a journalist and filmmaker.

Killing Gaza will be shown on:

Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 advance, $8 at the door.
(If you prefer not to buy through paypal, you can send your payment through interact info@jelithin.ca. Please specify number of tickets.)
Big Hall, New Vision United Church
24 Main Street West, Hamilton
More info: info(at)jelithin.ca

On Tuesday, November 6, SPHR at McMaster will sponsor:

Flying Paper

Directed by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill

Film jacket for Flying PaperThe film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp. They join a remarkable quest, along with thousands of other children, to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal. While the record-breaking event is what drives the film's narrative arc, it is the everyday stories of the young kite makers that will touch audiences through their humor and playful spirit. The film seeks to humanize the conflict through a touching cinematic rendering of the fascinating kite culture among children as a form of creative resistance in Gaza.

Tuesday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 advance, $8 at the door.

Also available at The Nook Cafe, 2 Bold Street, Hamiton
McMaster University
Screening Room TBD
More info: info(at)jelithin.ca

Closing off the 2018 series on Tuesday, December 4th, Hamilton Coalition To Stop the War sponsored film will take you to the beaches of Gaza with:

Gaza Surf Club

Gaza Surf Club PosterA 2016 documentary film from Little Bridge Pictures, which follows several surfers from Gaza and documents their efforts to surf and survive. The film takes a "day in the life" approach and does not discuss the Gaza Surf Club project itself but instead focuses on some the characters that make up the Gaza Surf Club community.

The Gaza Surf Club will be shown on:

Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 advance, $8 at the door.
Also available at The Nook Cafe, 2 Bold Street, Hamiton
Big Hall, New Vision United Church
24 Main Street West, Hamilton
More info: info(at)jelithin.ca

Watch for a continuation of film screenings in the New Year.

Underwriters, Endorsers, Sponsors, Partners and Community Friends:

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East - Hamilton; Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War; Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) - Hamilton; Palestinian Association of Hamilton; Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) - McMaster