Saturday, June 17, 2017

“Jews Step Forward” at the Woodstock Town Hall

-Friday, June 2 from 7 to 9 pm: showing of the new documentary, “Jews Step Forward” at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. This award winning film “traces a path grounded in Jewish identity, which ultimately separates personal conscience from a socialized mythology loyal to Israel.” A number of local Hudson Valley activist are included in the cast. Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response www.mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS www.hudsonvalleybds.org and Hudson Valley Jewish Voice for Peace. Contact: Jane.toby7@gmail.com or 518 291-6808

We had a nice big turnout for this movie that included local activists. Lots of good discussion at the end.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Voices Across the Divide


Over 20 came to see this movie and discuss the interviews


Friday, April 7 from 7 to 9 pm: showing of “Voices Across the Divide” at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. This award winning free film explores the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Its director, Alice Rothchild, is a Jewish-American obstetrician and filmmaker raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel. Dr. Rothchild will be interviewed by Skype for the Woodstock film showing.

Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response www.mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS www.hudsonvalleybds.org and Hudson Valley Jewish Voice for Peace. Contact: Jane.toby7@gmail.com or 518 291-6808

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

When Pigs Have Wings

-Friday, March 3 from 7 to 9 pm: showing of “When Pigs have Wings” at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. One day Jaafar, a hapless Palestinian fisherman, catches a Vietnamese pig in his net. His adventures are outrageous and entertaining, but this political parable also has a satirical bite. Winner of Munich and Tokyo film festivals. This free movie is cosponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response www.mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS www.hudsonvalleybds.org and Hudson Valley Jewish Voice for Peace. Contact: Jane.toby7@gmail.com or 518 291-6808.

We had a nice turnout, about 30 people in our new venue, the Woodstock Town Hall. The movie provoked some good discussion too. Was it too lenient on the Israeli Defense Force? Or was the film an allegory that helps viewers understand subjugation and racism?