Film & Discussion: Tears of Gaza

When & Where
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street [near downtown Berkeley BART}
Berkeley, CA
February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm
Contact
meca@mecaforpeace.org
510 548 0542

“Perhaps the ultimate anti-war film. A compelling film about war.”
                    –Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Winner: Human Rights Award – Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival

Disturbing, powerful and emotionally devastating, Tears of Gaza is less a conventional documentary than a shocking record: of the 2008-2009 3-week bombing of Gaza by the Israeli military (backed by the U.S., using US-made weapons). Photographed by several Palestinian cameramen both during and after the offensive, this powerful film by Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg focuses on the impact of the attacks on the civilian population. Similar events certainly occurred in Dresden, Tokyo, Baghdad and Sarajevo, but of course Gaza isn’t those places. Tears of Gaza demands that we examine the costs of war on a civilian populace. (Excerpted mostly from Steve Gravestock, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival)

Donation $10,  BCC Students $5

Following the film will be a panel discussion and update, hosted by Palestinian Refugee and MECA Associate Director Ziad Abbas.

Benefit for MECA's work with children in Gaza.