Berkeley, CA: "Tears of Gaza" film screening and discussion

February 28, 2013

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“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)


Following the film is a panel discussion/update, with:
Ziad Abbas -- MECA Associate Director, from Dheisheh Refugee Camp
Iman Almaqousi -- former resident of Gaza
Barbara Lubin -- MECA Director, brought aid to Gaza during the 2008-9 assault, as well as right after the November 2012 attack
Henry Norr -- Palestinian solidarity activist/journalist who traveled to Gaza during the November 2012 assault 


Thursday, February 28, 7pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley
(near downtown Berkelely Bart)

$10 general, BCC students $5

Benefit for MECA's work with children in Gaza

For info: 510-548-0542,

Watch the film trailer! 

Cosponsored by Arab Film Festival, Arab Resource & Organizing Center, U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Bay Area Women in Black, Jewish Voice for Peace, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, San Francisco Women in Black.