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|Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine|
|Date||Sunday January 18|
|Time||7:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
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"If you don’t have anything worth dying for, find something.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine is an illuminating and moving documentary by award-winning producer Connie Fields (Have You Heard from Johannesburg, The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter). The film follows an African-American choir on their journey in the West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories as they sing in a play that brings Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights struggle to a Palestinian audience. Beyond its excellent production quality, Al Helm—Arabic for “the dream”— has great crossover potential because it shows several (largely) apolitical, Black Americans meeting a people still locked in the nightmare of oppression. Their experiences at first seem just confusing to them, then political, and ultimately political and very personal.
- See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/12/martin-luther-palestine#sthash.mD9qgoAj.dpuf