[act-ma] Thurs, Aug 7th: UP film screening: This Body Is a Prison

pf soto pfsoto at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 11:22:55 PDT 2008

Showing Thursday, August 7th, in Cambridge:
*/This Body Is a Prison /* 45 min

"A look at the psychological impact of the occupation in the West Bank, 
but there's a lot of layers to it. In the literal sense, its looking at 
how society is divided with tangible things like the wall, checkpoints 
and roadblocks, but it's also looking at individual people and saying 
that the same things happening in society as a whole are happening 
inside individuals. The documentary really focuses on children. Adults 
fit in to the extent that they discuss children's experiences." - Dylan 
Bergeson, filmmaker

The world is complex; this is what makes art possible, not to mention 
life itself, and it's why education never ends. But an institution like 
the State or the military can't afford to acknowledge this; its actions, 
like all acts of violence, must be based on brutal, simple premises. 
Such is the reality of war, and such is the reality of Occupation, which 
is war institutionalized.

Dylan Bergeson's debut documentary /This Body is a Prison/, shot on 
video over four months, captures the reality of Palestinians' lives 
under Israeli occupation. In one short hour, it manages to convey 
existence in a world where complexity is denied by violence, where 
everyday life is a struggle, and yet, through that struggle, art and 
education persist.

It is an achievement for any filmmaker to make a film as powerful as 
Bergeson has, let alone a first-time filmmaker. The film manages to make 
a statement, but is not overly pedantic; it captures a situation's 
complexity but is far from myopic.

7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends! Free
film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ 
Malcolm X

/"We've had 50 years of assault on Palestinian rights. They're the most 
terrorized people on earth and have been for so many years. Practically 
every Palestinian lives in constant harassment, threat of violence, 
humiliation. It's been that way for a long, long time/". ~ Ramsey Clark, 
former US Attorney General

*Unveiling Palestine film series  - see http://rule19.org/videos*
Why should YOU care? It's your money that pays for the occupation &
illegal Israeli settlements.

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pf soto
rule19.org <http://rule19.org>
UPandOUT.org <http://upandout.org>
AZAPOI.org <http://azapoi.org>

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