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Home Front

Four video portraits profile Palestinians fighting Israeli settler takeover of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah section of East Jerusalem as well as Israeli solidarity activists who support them.

  1. Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian teenager whose family is forced to give up part of their home and live under the same roof as a family of settlers. He comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbors and unexpected cooperation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
  2. An American-born Israeli mother, Terry Benninga, to her own surprise becomes involved in the demonstrations after her children are arrested for protesting.
  3. Amal Qassem is a Palestinian community organizer from Sheikh Jarrah. She spearheads the involvement of local women in the movement while facing the risk of losing her own home to the settlers.
  4. Gil Butglick: a former Israeli soldier from a religious background who only several years after his combat service in the West Bank finds himself taking on a leading role in the protests.

Panelists

Following the screenings, these panelists will present their views and respond to your questions and comments.

Screening details

This film is shown in the same program with "One Family in Gaza"

  • Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
  • The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester NY
  • "Home Front" run time: 32 minutes
  • "One Family in Gaza" run time: 23 minutes
  • Style: documentary
  • Language: Arabic with subtitles
  • Format: video projection
  • Tickets $8 from The Little box office