The first in an Al Nakba educational series –
“500 Dunam on the Moon” film showing, followed by discussion led by 1948 Palestinian Said Shehadeh
Saturday, December 1st, 2007
7111 5th Ave (between 71st and Ovington)
Brooklyn, NY – in the Bay Ridge community
Subway: R to Bay Ridge Avenue
Join Al-Awda New York as we kick off an Al Nakba education series to mark the 60th year of exile and struggle for Return. This series is designed to revitalize community organizing, and to raise awareness particularly among Palestinian youth. All events are free, and all are welcome.
“500 DUNAM ON THE MOON” (2002, 48 min) presents a critical look at the art of dispossession and the creativity of the dispossessed, examining Ayn Hawd, a Palestinian village captured and depopulated by Zionist armies in 1948, and “Ein Hod”, the Zionist “artists’ colony” established over Ayn Hawd, while Ayn Hawd’s original and rightful Palestinian residents, deemed “present absentees”, settled only 1.5 kilometers away on the outlying hills, prevented from returning home, and their village unrecognized, denied water, electricity, or an access road. This film presents the story and the resilience of the people of Ayn Hawd in their struggle for land and freedom.
Following the film, Al-Awda member Said Shehadeh will give a brief presentation and then lead a discussion.
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