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|Documentary about Israeli-Palestinian Conflict|
|Date||Monday September 25|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Grand Lake Theatre
3200 Grand Avenue
The documentary Encounter Point will play at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue in Oakland, on September 25th and 26th at 4:30 and 7:30. Winner of the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award, the film follows the lives of a few Israelis and Palestinians who have suffered great hardship in the conflict between the two groups. In the face of violence and immense loss, these individuals step forward to end the circle of hate and promote reconciliation. After screening in Haifa, Gaza and Jerusalem, the film is coming back to audiences across the United States.
Filmmakers Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha (writer of Control Room, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame Film Festival and the Official Selection at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals in 2004) have captured the true story of brave individuals who are overcoming anger and grief to work on a grassroots solution. The filmmakers are committed to spreading the word about the heroic efforts of these ordinary people and to illustrating peaceful efforts and accomplishments not shown in the media. Through the journeys of several subjects in the film, Encounter Point shows that change is possible and Avni and Bacha believe that their film can be both a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change.
One of the filmmakers will be at the September 26th, 7:30 screening for a question-and-answer session.