[act-ma] Thursday, May 3, free film screening: "Checkpoint" [in the Unveiling Palestine film series]

PF Soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon Apr 30 21:54:55 PDT 2007


see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>  Unveiling Palestine 
film series

**When/where**
Thursday, May 3rd, 7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge 
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
Free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes. [donations are 
accepted, but we don't ask]

*FREE FILM Screening, Free refreshments & door prizes.*

**Checkpoint -** The Palestinians After Oslo**** (58 min)

"The signing of the Oslo Peace Accord in 1993 sparked worldwide hope for 
a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Checkpoint takes a 
critical look at this peace agreement and its aftermath. 

Tom Wright and Therese Saliba lived in the West Bank from 1995 to 1996 
and chronicled these events as they unfolded. Checkpoint portrays a side 
of the story little known to American audiences: the devastating effects 
of the agreement on Palestinian lives. With an engaging style and 
offbeat humor, the documentary exposes shallow mass-media 
interpretations of the conflict and reveals the immense imbalance of 
power between the two sides. 

Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists, as well as political 
figures like Hanan Ashrawi, give their views of the major events of the 
period: Rabin's assassination, the Palestinian Authority takeover of 
West Bank towns, the first Palestinian elections, the suicide bus 
bombings, Arafat's abuse of power, Netanyahu's election, and the 
September 1996 uprising."


*Checkpoint* takes its title from the innumerable Israeli roadblocks, 
which ironically have become a permanent feature in the new era of 
Palestinian "autonomy." In the post-Oslo era, the checkpoint becomes the 
symbol of Israeli control and domination. In the face of these 
obstacles, Israelis and Palestinians seek to grapple with these grave 
injustices and to set forth an alternative vision for a just peace.


**When/where**
Thursday, May 3rd, 7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends! Free
film, free refreshments, & free door prizes. [donations are accepted]



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