Fredericton Palestinian Solidarity presents two films this week
Dana Brown - Left News NB / Citizen's Press
January 13th, 2009
John Pilger’s Palestine is Still the Issue
7:00 PM, Thursday, Jan. 15
Tilley Hall 303, UNB
In 1977, the award-winning journalist and film-maker, John Pilger, made a documentary called Palestine Is Still The Issue (1977). He told how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land in 1948, and again in 1967. In this in-depth documentary, he has returned to the West Bank of the Jordan and Gaza, and to Israel, to ask why the Palestinians, whose right of return was affirmed by the United Nations more than half a century ago, are still caught in a terrible limbo — refugees in their own land, controlled by Israel in the longest military occupation in modern times. Read a recent article by John Pilger on the situation in Gaza here:
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land
7:00 pm, Saturday, Jan. 17
Conserver House, 180 St. John St.
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land is a 2004 documentary by Sut Jhally and Bathsheba Ratzkoff which provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and which analyzes and explains how–through the use of language, framing and context–the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza remains hidden in the news media.
Donations will be taken at both film screenings for Gaza humanitarian relief efforts.
For more information, contact Fredericton Palestine Solidarity at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.frederictonpeace.org
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