by Jordan Flaherty
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
108m | fiction | directed by Annemarie Jacir | Regional Premiere
Friday | March 19 | Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center |
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
Introduced by Tony Award-winning actor and Def Jam poet Suheir Hammad
Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather’s savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Stubborn, passionate and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of “returning” to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own internal anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it’s illegal.
Art Exhibition | Works by Abdul Aziz
March 12—March 21 | Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
As the world’s economies continue writhe and geologic shudders shatter infrastructure from Santiago to Port-au-Prince, our global community is left questioning everything that once felt unbreakable. Working from a national context defined by privatization and occupation, photojournalist and activist Abdul Aziz explores two of the communities that define this new century: New Orleans and Gaza. As Iraq and Afghanistan reel from US occupation branded as freedom and democracy and Haiti begins its shift from after-shocks to shock doctrine, Aziz illuminates two worlds separated by thousands of miles but united in a common struggle for liberation and self-determination. In beautiful images of resistance and resilience, the peoples of New Orleans and Gaza set the flags of their occupiers on fire.