3160 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 110
July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
In 2019, CAIR-SFBA will be holding a monthly movie night at the office.
This is an opportunity to collectively engage in learning, to give context, empathy, and depth to our solidarity and understanding of self. This is an opportunity to raise the consciousness of our community, by exposing one another to the stories and experiences often made invisible to us and often experienced by our own community members. Through this learning, may we be moved to address the difficult and challenging social, political, and economic needs of this country.
This month’s featured film is the eye-opening film “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” by Ahlam Muhtaseb and Andy Trimlett!
Why this Film?
“Arguably, the most important contribution that 1948 provides are the interviews with the survivors and witnesses which, due to the ages of the participants, could be the last chance to record their stories; the value of these oral testimonies cannot be understated…”
Arab Studies Quarterly.
“An estimated 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled and hundreds of towns and villages were depopulated and destroyed in Israel. Because of this, on May 15, Nakba Day or “Day of the Catastrophe” is commemorated, the day after the Israeli Independence Day. For Palestinians, this is a day of commemoration of the displacement during the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948″
“Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary was the last chance for many of its Israeli and Palestinian characters to narrate their first-hand accounts of the creation of a state and the expulsion of a nation”
This is a free event and food will be provided.
We are excited to learn with you inshaAllah!
– The event is wheelchair accessible
– The film will feature subtitles
– The event is scent free
– The event will not have an ASL – interpreter
— For any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ossama Kamel at firstname.lastname@example.org. —