WHERE SHOULD THE BIRDS FLY by FIDA QISHTA
TUESDA 26TH JANUARY 2016
18:30HR - 20:30HR
Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. But it is so much more. It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humour that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the executive producers Brian Drolet and Barbara Grill.
Brian Drolet is currently the Executive Director of Deep Dish TV, a not-for-profit New York based media organization that curates television and internet series created by by independent producers and provides venues for their work on satellite and cable television channels and via the Internet and DVD distribution. Deep Dish TV frequently focuses on issues of international and domestic conflict and promotes the peace and social justice efforts of community-based organizations. He has over 40 years experience in media production and distribution. Previously he oversaw Internet and Special Television Broadcasts for Free Speech TV, Boulder, Colorado.
Barbara Grill is a former New York City teacher and guidance counsellor.