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Wed Jul 22 2009 (Updated 08/02/09)Pro-Apartheid Forces, SF Israeli Consulate Pressure SFJFF to Cancel Showing of "Rachel"
Wed Jul 22 2009 (Updated 08/02/09)“Rachel,” a Documentary About Rachel Corrie, Shown at the Jewish Film Festival
On Saturday, July 25, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will show Rachel, a documentary about Rachel Corrie, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. This film by Simone Bitton is a critical, in-depth look at the life and tragic death of Rachel Corrie, the American activist killed in Gaza in 2003 by a Caterpillar bulldozer operated by the Israeli military. Rachel, working with the International Solidarity Movement, was killed while trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family's home. The film examines Rachel's life and activism, as well as the inadequate military investigation into her death. A Q&A session will follow with Rachel Corrie's mother, Cindy.
This is Simone Bitton's eighth film. In 2004, a film made by Bitton called Wall, a documentary about the building of the Apartheid Wall in Israel, won the Best Documentary Film award at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In another film called Mahmoud Darwich - As the Land Is the Language, directed by Simone Bitton in 1998, Bitton interviews the famed Palestinian poet about his art, life, and relationship with his homeland.
For showing a glimpse of Israel's brutal occupation, Rachel has been targeted by pro-apartheid forces headed by the San Francisco Israeli Consulate, who started a campaign to censor and cancel the film showing; the JFFSF has (so far) stood firm in its decision to screen the film, although a speaker representing a right wing Zionist organization will be allowed to speak before the screening of the movie. Read more
Rachel shown at the Castro Theatre | Dr. Michael Harris from SF Voice for Israel speaks at Rechel- what's so Jewish about that? | Remembering Rachel, and resisting without despair | Rachel Warmly Applauded at Packed Castro Theater | San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: What happened on Saturday? | Urgent!: Zionist Censorship Attempts at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Interview with Simone Bitton, Director of Rachel | Pictures of 23 year old ISM activist Rachel Corrie -- crushed by an Israeli bulldozer | Joe Carr, an eyewitness to Rachel Corrie's killing speaks about what happened March 16, 2003
Waltz With Bashir, Based on Memories of Soldiers who invaded Lebanon in 82', in Theaters | "Where We Come From", Emily Jacir's Exhibit of Photograph from Palestine, At SF MOMA | ADL Fails in Its Defamation Campaign Against UCSB Professor
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