This Tuesday, Feb. 17, will be the New York-debut of Philip Rizk's documentary This Palestinian Life at All Angel's Church in Manhattan. Please see below for more info.
This Palestinian Life shares stories of nonviolent struggle in Palestinian rural communities in the face of the Israeli occupation. Filmmaker Philip Rizk meets with villagers in the Gaza Strip, Jordan Valley, and the South Hebron Hills who have endured home demolitions, imprisonment, settler attacks, and other forms of oppression that threaten their very way of life.
This film exposes the rarely told story of community-based resistance against the unjust policies of an occupying state.
The film's co-creator Philip Rizk was detained by the Egyptian government for four days last week after participating in a peaceful solidarity march for Gaza just north of Cairo. [SEE NYT ARTICLE] After Rizk was released, he expressed the wish for all the attention his arrest received to be transferred to the crisis in Gaza.
This film screening is one way we can carry out Rizk's requests.
This event is sponsored by the New York Faith and Justice (NYF&J) and All Angel's Church in Manhattan. There will be a discussion with film co-creator Julie Norman following the screening.
Please see http://philiprizk.org/ for more info on Philip's arrest. And this Facebook invite for the event.
We would love to see you there. Please spread the word
WHAT: New York-debut of This Palestinian Life
WHERE: All Angel's Church, 251 W. 80th St. (80th at Broadway) New York, NY
WHEN: 7:30 - 9:30pm