[act-ma] "Eyewitness Gaza, " a new slide show by Skip Schiel, Feb 24, Thurs, 7 PM, Cambridge YMCA Theater

skip schiel skipschiel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 16:40:01 PST 2011


*++++++++++++ Please distribute widely to people and organizations you may
know in the Boston area *++++++++++++++*

Eyewitness Gaza

A new slide show about Gaza by Skip Schiel

February 24, Thursday, 7 pm

Cambridge YMCA Theater
820 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, 02139
(Central Square)*

*BONUS: This presentation will be video recorded as the major scene in a
forthcoming movie, Eyewitness Gaza, and we’ll begin the evening with a
preview of the movie being made by Tom Jackson of Joe Public Films in
cooperation with Adham Khalil in Gaza.

**What are the current conditions in Gaza and what constitutes popular
resistance to both the Israeli siege and the inter-factional violence? How
does Gaza relate to Egypt and other Arabic uprisings.*

Based on his latest visit during November-December 2010
Introduced and moderated by Dr. Nancy Murray, president of the Gaza Mental
Health Foundation
Free & open to the public
Info: 617-441-7756, skipschiel at gmail.com, teeksaphoto.org,
skipschiel.wordpress.com

Directions to the theater:
www.cambridgeymca.org/directions.html

Flyer attached.
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[image: Gaza-BDS-Samouni-7909-1.jpg]

*Kanaan Samouni with camera, Gaza City, 2010, many of his family were
massacred by Israeli forces during the assault on Gaza 2 years ago*

[image: Gaza - Schiel-7001-1.jpg]

*Mural, Gaza City, 2010*
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**Background about the project:*

With the support of many in his local and national Quaker community, since
2003 Skip Schiel has been traveling to Israel and Palestine to investigate
and portray conditions and struggles. He has worked with a variety of
organizations, both Israeli and Palestinian and joint organizations,
volunteering to make photographs for them that he also can circulate as
slide shows and print exhibitions. His hope is to open eyes and doors and
windows, encouraging awareness and action.

*Background about Skip Schiel:*

A participatory photographer, photographing while engaging in struggles for
justice, peace, right treatment of the environment, and enlightenment, Skip
Schiel makes photos for publications, exhibits, slide shows, and individual
use. His main current project is a photographic examination of conditions in
Palestine & Israel. Other projects include retracing the Transatlantic
African slave trade journey (*A Spirit People*), the earth (*Scent of Earth*),
prisons (*Imprisoned Massachusetts*), and a Buddhist-led pilgrimage from
Auschwitz to Hiroshima (*Passing Through*).

He's also photographed environmental desecration, racism and racial justice,
South Africa, poverty, American Indians, the US South, and resistance to
oppressive regimes in the US and abroad. He is exploring digital technology,
curious about its influence on photography—producing, consuming, and
thinking about the photograph.

Since 1990 he teaches at the Cambridge Center of Adult Education, ranging
from basic photography to digital darkroom and photographic field workshops
concentrating on light in photography. He's also taught photography at the
Landscape Institute formerly at Harvard, the Quaker Palestine Youth Program
in Palestine, filmmaking for 10 years at Boston College, and various
workshops at Quaker gatherings.
He joins with others in various campaigns for peace, justice,
reconciliation, & truth-telling. He plays, experiments, & contemplates—might
get arrested and imprisoned periodically. Maybe he joins a pilgrimage, a
vigil, a rally or a talk or an outing along a river; maybe he simply stays
home and absorbs the afternoon light.

He photographs: he is a socially engaged photographer.

He makes photographs for you a viewer, for his family and friends that you
and they might know him more intimately, for himself to remember where and
when he existed, and for you not yet born.

He invites you to examine what he's made & see what you think.

*Footage:* http://www.joepublicfilms.com/

Adham Khalil, AFSC Gaza—http://vimeo.com/11551687

*Links:*

Skip Schiel's website: http://teeksaphoto.org

Schiel's blog: http://skipschiel.wordpress.com

Joe Public Films: http://www.joepublicfilms.com/

About the movie making in Gaza:
http://skipschiel.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/eyewitness-gaza-a-movie-thru-my-lens/

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Skip Schiel (a.k.a Ein al-Nour)

9 Sacramento St
Cambridge MA 02138-1843 USA
skipschiel at gmail.com
617-441-7756 (land line)
617-230-6314  (mobile, used only on special occasions)
http://teeksaphoto.org
http://skipschiel.wordpress.com*

**Question: How can justice be secured in Athens?

Solon: If those who are not injured feel as indignant as those who are.

*—Solon
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from Gaza, November 16-January 1, 2010)*, and after I return home
for postings related to that issue and very personal reflections and
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To subscribe to my PHOTO-MOVIE list, what I make (on a variety of topics),
plus relevant other information and examples from other photographers. I'll
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