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Film Screening "Gaza Strip" at Artist Television Access

Saturday, August 24, 2002
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Marwan Kanafani
Location Details:
Artists\' Television Access 992 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 824-3890

A RARE SCREENING OF JAMES LONGLEY’S NEWEST DOCUMENTARY FILM “GAZA STRIP”-A GLIMPSE INTO THE LIVES OF PALESTINIANS IN GAZA 2001. San Francisco, California—Saturday, August 24th, 7pm at Artist Television Access, 992 Valencia Street—$5 admission Little is known about the Gaza Strip. To many of us in America, it is a 6 o’clock news sound bite that conjures up images of Palestinian terrorists, bomb factories, and endless violence. However the Gaza Strip houses approximately 1 million people in an area of 360sq km, twice the size of Washington DC. Most of those people are regular Palestinian families trying to earn a wage, feed their children, and deal with the ever present and highly oppressive Israeli occupation. On Saturday, August 24th, 7:00pm, at Artist Television Access in San Francisco, there will be a screening of James Longley’s newest documentary film, “Gaza Strip”. This film captures powerful scenes of life in Gaza through the eyes of Mohammed Hejazi, a 13 year old paper boy in Gaza City. In addition, Longley documents an extremely controversial incident in February 2001 in Khan Younis refugee camp, which fell largely through the cracks of international scrutiny. The Israeli Defense Forces used an unidentified, powerful gas during a firefight, hospitalizing over 200 Palestinians with severe recurrent convulsions. With no voice over to taint your experience, “Gaza Strip” gives you the account and allows you to make up your own mind about the state of affairs in Palestine. There will be music from San Francisco rock trio Fojimoto and singer/songwriter John O’Brien at 7pm. James Longley was born in Oregon in 1972 and received a film education at the University of Rochester and Wesleyan University in the United States, and the Russian Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. James received the Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his short documentary, “Portrait of Boy with Dog,” about a boy in a Moscow orphanage. “Gaza Strip,” his first feature documentary, was produced on location during the spring of 2001. The FreeWheeler Music Group is sponsoring this event. Founded in 2000 by Marwan Kanafani in Berkeley, California, FMG produces records from struggling San Francisco musicians. In 2002, FMG began organizing political forums, film screenings and musical events focusing on the conflict in Palestine.
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