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.

 

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

Gaza Surf Club

Gaza Surf Club PosterTrapped in "the world's largest open-air prison" and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Sick of occupation and political gridlock, they find their own personal freedom in the waves of the Mediterranean - they are the surfers of Gaza. Ibrahim, 23, dreams of surfing in Hawaii with the pros, but cannot get a visa to travel. Sabah’s father taught her to surf as a young girl, but as a teen surfing is off-limits. Abu Jay, 42, teaches his community how to ride waves and protect their hard-to-come by surfboards. The film is a portrait of people who dare to dream beyond the confines of their reality.

The Gaza Surf Club will be shown on:

Tuesday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 advance, $8 at the door.
Also available at The Nook Cafe, 2 Bold Street, Hamilton
Students with ID Free. RSVP barbara@barbaraburrows.com
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.

On Tuesday, January 8th, Canadians for Justices and Peace in the Middle East, Hamilton are pleased to co-sponsor Abdelsalam Shahadeh beautiful memorial to his father.

To My Father

Gaza Surf Club PosterThose were the days when girls were prettier, when eyes were in all colours, without any colour. What's Different now - the camera, or the eyes?" asks Abdel Salam Shehadah's poetic and mesmerizing homage to the studio photographers of the 1950's - 70's. Set partly in a refugee camp in Rafah, this is a remarkable look back at fifty years of Palestinian and Arab history, through photographs, reportage and the voices of these photographers today.
To My Father is a deeply personal and moving film that confirms the talent of Gaza-born director Shahadah, who having worked all over the world as a director, cameraman and journalist, recently turned to fimmaking. A photo here is not just a photo: it brings history to life.

The To My Father will be shown on:

Tuesday, January 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 advance, $8 at the door.
Also available at The Nook Cafe, 2 Bold Street, Hamilton
Big Hall, New Vision United Church
24 Main Street West, Hamilton
More info: info(at)jelithin.ca

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 - Hamilton; Jewish Liberation Theology Institute; Palestinian Association of Hamilton; Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - McMaster