Portlanders will have the rare opportunity to view feature films, shorts, and documentaries from and about Palestine, as Art Under Occupation: the 2004 Portland Palestinian Film Festival, will be presented Wednesday, March 24, through Sunday, March 28 at Reed College. Highlights of the festival will include several award-winning feature films, including Divine Intervention, Rana's Wedding, and Tale of the Three Jewels.
All films, which will be screened in Reed's Vollum lecture hall, are free and open to the public. For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755 or visit www.auphr.org/film.
The festival's purpose is to encourage careful contemplation and thoughtful action on issues in the Middle East, particularly in Israel and Palestine. Media images of the conflict often obscure the humanity of the Palestinians, a people who, despite and throughout the occupation, go on with life - art, love, ties of friendship and family, sadness, and death.
The Reed College chapter of Amnesty International sponsors Art Under Occupation, and is co-sponsored by the Reed Student Peace Action Network, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights (AUPHR) Jews for Global Justice, Palestine Arab American Association, PSU Progressive Student Union, and Friends of Sabeel - North America