About

The Witness Palestine Film Festival

The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The conflict in Palestine-Israel is decades old and so is the dispossession of the Palestinian people. However, this conflict is not presented as a human rights issue in mainstream American media. It is highly politicized and distorted. The idea of the Witness Palestine Film Series is to address such misconceptions by screening documentary and narrative films about the conflict, compelling films which illustrate the realities on the ground in both Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Witness Palestine Film Festival is sponsored by Christians Witnessing for Palestine, who seek a just peace for the people of Palestine wherever they may be. They have all traveled to Israel and Palestine on at least one political tour where they have met with and heard stories from both sides.

This film festival is an attempt to communicate some of this information to others in the Rochester and Western New York area by working with a broader, more diverse segment of the community. The Witness Palestine Film Committee includes activists involved in interfaith and Palestinian solidarity work as well as local filmmakers.

 

Programs for 2017

Susan Abulhawa
Keynote Presentation

Susan Abulhawa

Sunday, September 10, 2:00 p.m.
Rochester Academy of Medicine
1441 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610
There is no charge for this event.

There is a Field

Thursday, September 14, 9:00 p.m.
also Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
The "MuCCC", Multi-Use Community Cultural Center
142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Produced in conjunction with the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
Admission $10

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Junction 48

Sunday, September 17, 2:00 p.m.
The Little Theatre, #5
240 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604
Admission $10 ($5 students)

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Gaza in Context

and

Gaza Fixer

Monday, September 18, 6:45 p.m.
The Little Theatre, #5
240 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604
Admission $10 ($5 students)

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Eyes of a Thief

Sunday, September 24, 2:00 p.m.
The Little Theatre, #5
240 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604
Admission $10 ($5 students)

Occupation of the American Mind

Monday, September 25, 6:45 p.m.
The Little Theatre, #5
240 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604
Admission $10 ($5 students)

There is a Field

Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
also Thursday, September 14, 9:00 p.m.
The "MuCCC", Multi-Use Community Cultural Center
142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Produced in conjunction with the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
Admission $10

Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

Monday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
St. John Fisher College
Basil Hall, Room 135
3690 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
Free and open to the public

Gallery

2016

Witness Palestine 2016

2015

Witness Palestine 2015

Witness Palestine 2015

2014

Witness Palestine 2014

Witness Palestine 2014

2013

Witness Palestine 2013

Witness Palestine 2013

2012

2012-title-photo

Witness Palestine 2012

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Contact Us

THROUGH PAPER MAIL

The following church designated Christians Witnessing for Palestine as a mission project and agreed to be its fiscal agent:

Downtown United Presbyterian Church
121 N Fitzhugh Street
Rochester NY 14614-1214
(585) 325-4000

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If you wish to send us a donation. make your check payable to Downtown Presbyterian Church with “CW4P” (for Christians Witnessing for Palestine) on the memo line. The church has a balance-sheet item for the exclusive use of Christians Witnessing for Palestine.

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