In partnership with area educators, we announce these screenings of similar titles, which further enlighten the situation in Israel/Palestine. Here are events of which we're aware.
St. John Fisher College
- October 30, 2014 (Thursday) 6:30 p.m. in Basil 135: It's Better to Jump
The title refers to a rite of passage for young people, jumping off the precipice of the Ottoman-era sea wall into the Mediterranean.
- "Jumping gives you strength to face your future. A young person will take one jump today, and make ten more in life. There's a direct connection between jumping and life." – Waleed Kashash, artist
- In life it's better to jump" – Makram Khourty, actor
With this there's history-light, a brief encounter with the background.
- You feel like you're an "immigrant in your own home" – Amir Abdel Ghani, waiter
For this screening, the College is planning on having someone introduce the film. Following, they will host a conversation with the audience about the film.
There is no admission charge; the program is open to the public.
Trailer: It's Better to Jump