Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine presented by Stanford Arts and Camera As Witness, Graduate School of Education

Thursday, January 14, 2016

7:00 pm

Graduate School of Education CERAS Building Rm: 101, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Arts, Stanford Film Society, Camera as Witness Program, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

Stanford Arts Institute and Camera As Witness, School of Education present
co-presented with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute and the Stanford Film Society

Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine
(93 min) Israel/Palestine/USA    
Director/Producer: Connie Field
The filmmakers went to the Holy Land with Dr. Clay Carson, who runs the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute, to film his play about Dr. King performed by the Palestinian National Theatre and an African-American gospel choir, which was presented to audiences all over the West Bank. It was an intense cultural exchange between two peoples encompassing the joy of new friendships, creative collaborations and eye opening experiences. The performers also captured the growing non-violent movement of young people in Palestine, who are much like their peers in Egypt and Tunisia ñ bright, well-educated, social media savvy and deeply committed. The film brings a fresh perspective in understanding the realities of Palestinian life under occupation and introduces people to the young Palestinians who are changing the landscape non-violently.

Thursday, January 14
6:30PM Reception with the filmmaker Connie Field
7:00PM Screening and Discussion
CERAS building room 101, Stanford Graduate School of Education, 520 Galvez Mall, Stanford University

Following the screening discussion with the award winning filmmaker Connie Field and the Passages Singers Chelsi Alabi, Aleta Hayes and September Penn, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.

Thursday, January 14, 2016.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE and open to the general public


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