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|Roots of Resistance Film Festival|
|Date||Wednesday July 22|
|Time||6:00 PM - 4:00 AM|
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La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Indigenous Delegation to Palestine
Roots of Resistance Film Festival
Did you know that the Palestine/Israel border is built by the same company that built the California/Mexico border? There are big differences between the societies in the U.S. and in Palestine but there are also similarities in both struggles. There is the struggle of keeping tradition and culture alive. Cultrural traits relative to both countries such as: traditional dancing, ceremonies and sacred sites are disappearing because of colonization. In both countries there is a huge disregard towards land by the people in power. In the U.S. sacred land is being destroyed and paved for the “necessities” of modern life. Palestinian homes and land are being destroyed to make way for Jewish settlements. By going to Palestine the delegation hopes to show more than just solidarity with the Palestinian people, we want to join the international struggle against imperialism. The delegation is going out to support our Palestinian partners and to learn their ways of resistance. We will bring back these experiences and share with our communities.
The Indigenous Delegation to Palestine Invites you to this community event to meet the delegates and see films on Native and Palestinian struggles. A discussion is being held afterward.
Frontiers of Dreams and Fears | 58 minutes
Mona and Manar are two Palestinian girls living in separate refugee camps in Lebanon and Israel. They become friends over the internet and when the Israeli army temporarily pulls out of Lebanon, the girls are able to finally meet in person. Soon after, the Israeli-Palestine conflict re-ignites, putting both girls' lives back in danger.
Children of Ibdaa | 27 minutes
A look at the lives of several adolescents in a Palestinian children’s dance troupe from Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank. They use their performance to express the history, struggle, and aspirations of the Palestinian people, specifically the fight to return to their homeland.
Ceremony Comes Home | 22 min
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe is fighting the U.S. Forest Service for access to one of their sacred sites along the McCloud River, south of Mount Shasta. The film shows a ceremony along the river honoring “coming of age” for young women that sets the tribe’s foundation of existence.
When Your Hands Are Tied | 56 min
A documentary film that explores the unique ways in which young Native Americans are finding to express themselves in a contemporary world while maintaining strong traditional lives.
If you wish to donate to the delegation we have set up a Facebook Causes page where you can donate: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/223907/23466789?m=6d54c0aa&_fb_fromhash=c9956219bb2e84317977fe04a323d3ee