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Documentary: Seeing Through the Wall

Sunday, April 9, 2017
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

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Sunday, April 9
4:00 pm
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Free and open to the public.

*Discussion to follow film screening.*

For Israelis and for Jews around the world, the 1948 War of Independence was a miracle—and a new beginning for a suffering people. For Palestinians, it turned out to be a catastrophe. Both narratives exist and paying attention to them is an ethical act.

This film follows a group of 19 American Jews who traveled to Israel and Palestine in 2016. All of them were well aware of the miracle, but most were not familiar with the catastrophe.

For 12 days they toured Israel and Palestine with the intention of listening and learning. They met with Israelis and Palestinians. They witnessed what life is like for Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, they learned about the status of Palestinians who live in Israel and are citizens of Israel. They met with Israeli and Palestinian activists who are working for peace.

The journey became an intense encounter not only with the people they met, but also with their own preconceptions, an experience that for many of the travelers was transformative.

SEEING THROUGH THE WALL is not a history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1948, with all its moral complexities and tragic suffering on both sides. Rather, the film is a look at the present everyday life of Palestinians, and it invites and challenges viewers to question their own assumptions and prejudices.

Directed by Anne Macksoud

With original music by Michael Zsoldos

Film by Old Dog Documentaries

SEEING THROUGH THE WALL (TRAILER) from Old Dog Documentaries on Vimeo.

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Date:
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
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Phone:
(802) 457-3981
Website:
www.pentanglearts.org