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Here are the Archived entries for 01 2016


*Palestine films at JustFilm Fest Feb. 13*
Jan 22, 2016 at 02:29 PM
Don't miss these films during the JUST Film Festival at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

Valentino’s Ghost: Framing the Arab Image
Saturday, February 13 @ 7pm  
Festival Finale with a reception to follow
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with director Michael Singh
How did Hollywood films (and US foreign policy) morph from the exoticism of Lawrence of Arabia to the Crusader racism of American Sniper?

Valentino's Ghost Web Flyer 

The Wanted 18
Saturday, February 13 @ 4:30pm
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with co-director Paul Cowan
How 18 (reluctant) cows were declared “a threat to the State of Israel” and became symbols of the first intifada, with animation and archival live footage.

Wanted 18 Web Flyer 

Affordable tickets or festival passes: http://justfilm.ca 
Two films sponsored by: CanPalNet, Independent Jewish Voices (Vancouver), Palestine Awareness Coalition, Seriously Free Speech Committee.
Discussing Hamas with Gazan Expatriate Samah Sabawi

I caught up with Samah Sabawi on August 1st, 26 days into the Israeli assault on Gaza. Samah is a Canadian Palestinian with family roots in Gaza. I wanted to ask her views on the current situation in Gaza and particularly on the role Hamas is playing. She is a playwright, a policy advisor to AlShabaka and is former public advocate for Australians for Palestine. She was for many years a media spokesperson for National Council for Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR) and moved in 2009 to Australia where her parents and many other members of her Palestinian family have found refuge.

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