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"Tears of Gaza" film screening and discussion
Date Thursday February 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley
(near downtown Berkeley Bart)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorPenny Rosenwasser
Emailpenny [at]
Address1101 8th street, suite 100 Berkeley, CA 94710
Perhaps the ultimate anti-war film. A compelling film about war.”
–Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

Winner: Human Rights Award – Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival

Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a shocking record: of the 2008-2009 3-week bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military (backed by the U.S., using US-made weapons). Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population. Similar events certainly occurred in Dresden, Tokyo, Baghdad and Sarajevo, but of course Gaza isn’t those places. Tears of Gaza demands that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace. (Excerpted mostly from Steve Gravestock, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival)

Following the film is a panel discussion/update, with:
Ziad Abbas -- MECA Associate Director, from Dheisheh Refugee Camp
Iman Almaqousi -- former resident of Gaza
Barbara Lubin -- MECA Director, brought aid to Gaza during the 2008-9 assault, as well as right after the November 2012 attack
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 12th, 2013 4:11 PM
§Tickets are ten dollars
by Julia Tuesday Feb 19th, 2013 9:05 AM
The film admission is $10. I've gone to other such events, and assumed they were free, only to find out at the door that they were not. Please always include the cost of an event in your announcement.

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