Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Voices From the Inside - Israelis Speak

Voices From the Inside - Israelis Speak: Free film Screening

Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 pm
Saugerties Library Community Room
91 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477

This documentary is based upon interviews with 16 Jewish Israeli voices of conscience, each representing a different facet within the peace movement. Explore the evolution of consciousness within each mind, moving from a perspective of nationalist myths to personal revelations regarding moral choices for their society. Best Documentary winner at the Renderyard International Film Festival. The producer, Margery Wright, will answer questions at the end of the film.

Sponsored by: http://www.mideastcrisis.org
Contact: mecr@mideastcrisis.org or 518 678-2076

Over 30 people attended our last film showing at the Saugerties Library. Margery Wright, the producer (also worked on editing and planning the interviews) gave a good insight into Israeli peace groups, what they face, and why they are active. Thanks to Jane for setting up this movie series.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hudson Valley to Gaza: Report Back from the Freedom Flotilla II

Hudson Valley to Gaza: Report Back from the Freedom Flotilla II

Sunday, September 18 from 2-4:00 pm
Woodstock Town Hall
76 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498

A number of local human rights activists participated in the recent Freedom Flotilla II, the attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. They will tell their story of the government harassment and sabotage that prevented this flotilla from reaching Gaza's shores. They will also describe the solidarity they found with the Greek people and with the international movement to overcome Israeli apartheid.

Presented by Middle East Crisis Response (www.mideastcrisis.org)

We had a good turnout for what was a fascinating look at this important attempt to break the siege of Gaza. The end of the presentation elicited many good ideas for future campaigns, including a way to show the occupation inspired art done by American and Palestinian children.