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Rachel shown at the Castro Theatre
On Saturday the movie Rachel was presented in the Castro. A demonstration in support of the movie and against Israel’s occupation of Palestine was held outside. Lines to the movie were starching all through Castro street up to Market. Although Zionists threatened to demonstrate and shot down the film, I did not notice any other then a few.
The movie was incredible and shed a light into Rachel Corrie’s life and death. It gives somewhat of an answer to what makes a young American person fly to Palestine and put her life at risk for others. Enough has been written about the film and I will not exhaust the reader with another review. I’ll say only this, Rachel is an important film that everyone should see. the next screening is going to take place on Tue. Aug 4th, 2009 @ 6:30 PM - The Roda Theatre, Berkeley,
the only Zionists i saw outside of the movie. For the of me, i really cannot see the connection between Iran's corrupt leadership and the murder of Rachel Corrie, occupation, or house demolition by the IDF.
from Muzzle Watch:
Cindy Corrie spoke after the film. Those who expected to find hatred in what she had to say were sadly disappointed. Cindy addressed not only the loss of her daughter, but about the grief of Palestinian parents in Gaza and Israeli parents whose children were the victims of suicide bombs. She and her husband met with both. This is what she observed: “We encountered many people, both Israelis and Palestinians and others who have had very personal losses, and the losses are all the same.”
When asked about the controversy surrounding her presence at the festival, she answered: ‘‘this has a lot less to do with me and with Rachel that it is with the discussion that is happening within the Jewish community.” Later she added, “I hope for the sake of all people in Israel and Palestine and for us here in the US that we can have the dialogue that needs to happen, but more than dialog, the action that needs to happen to bring an end to the trauma…”