Ithaca College's first annual Palestinian Environmental Film Festival will debut with the film Little Town of Bethlehem on March 22, 2012 at 7pm in Williams 232. Samantha Lowe, Dana intern and student director of PEFF, urges faculty and students to take advantage of this unusual opportunity.
Little Town of Bethlehem, a documentary film, follows the story of three men of three different faiths in Israel and Palestine. The film explores each man’s choice of nonviolent action within the political context of overwhelming violence.
On Monday, March 26th PEFF presents, “An Occupied Childhood.” In Williams 252, at 5pm, Dispatches: Children of Gaza will be screened. Dispatches focuses on the lives of a small group of children living in Gaza and illustrates the implications of Israel’s occupation of Palestine on its youngest population. Many of the children have lost their parents, family members, and friends to fatal air raids. The film shows how these children have struggled physically and psychologically with the militarization of their home.
Following Dispatches, at 7pm, ethnographers, Michael Kennedy and Menna Khalil will be presenting their documentation of the impact of the murders of the Palestinian youths in the West Bank village of Iraq Burin. Michael, a professional photographer and PhD student at Columbia University, has documented the village’s response to the killings with photographs and film. Menna conducted extensive interviews with the village leaders and families of the dead teenagers. In their introductory talk, Michael and Menna will address the challenges of documenting human relationships of those living under military occupation and experiencing severe trauma.
For a full schedule of upcoming events please go to icpeff.weebly.com.
This event is open to the public. For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Samantha Lowe at email@example.com. Please make requests for accommodations as far in advance as possible.