[act-ma] 5/07 - Free UPandOUT film screening: "33 Days" - Thurs, May 7th

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Mon May 4 10:50:47 PDT 2009


Showing Thursday, May 7th, in Cambridge:
*//*

*/33 Days/*/ /                                       (70 min)    
   
On July 12 of 2006, Israel launched a massive attack against Lebanon 
after two Israeli soldiers were captured by Hezbollah resistance 
fighters who demanded the release of Lebanese detainees from Israeli 
prisons.

Filmed during the attack, 33 Days tells the untold stories that forever 
marked the lives of those who survived that fateful summer in Beirut. It 
chronicles the efforts of 4 professionals as they try to provide 
emergency aid, report current news of the conflict and help Lebanese 
children process the violence and destruction they see around them on a 
daily basis: theatre director Sharif Abdunnur, graphic designer Sharif 
Bibi, journalist Fadia Baszzi and Mariam Al-Bassam, director of the news 
desk at New TV.

"Hezbollah's strength derives primarily from popular support within the 
Shiite Muslim minority in Lebanon which has suffered from heightened 
poverty and displacement as a result of the US-backed Israeli occupation 
of southern Lebanon between 1978 and 2000, the US-backed Israeli 
bombardment of the Shiite-populated areas of the country from the 1970s 
through the 1990s, and the US-backed neoliberal economic policies of the 
Lebanese government that have decimated the traditional economy."
~ Stephen Zunes, for Foreign Policy in Focus, July 26, '06 

"/A lot of people think this [assault] was just a small skirmish, but a 
million people were displaced from their homes, all victims of 
circumstances/," recalls director Mai Masri. "/As one woman says in the 
documentary/, '/We want dignity, not canned food./' /What was also 
important was that the assault unified the Lebanese ... Political 
divides were forgotten and when Hezbollah scored some victories, it was 
celebrated as a Lebanese victory against those who attacked our// 
civilians/."


*When/where*
7 pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
http://rule19.org/videos

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

//// *UPandOUT 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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