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