Thursday, October 23, 2008

Courtesy of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) here are announcements for two events coming up in the next few days down Toronto way.

This Week: Friday - Reclaim The Streets, Saturday - Palestine Film Festival Begins:‏
Downtown East End
Rally and March
To Stop Violence Against Women
On August 2, 2008, Carolyn Connolly was found murdered in an alleyway off Seaton St. in the Dundas/Sherbourne area. Over the years many women in our community have been murdered,raped and assaulted.
Friday October 24, 2008
Regent Park Community Health Centre
465 Dundas St. E (Parliament/Dundas)
6pm – Community Meal
7pm – Rally and March
Everyone is welcome, men are respectfully asked to show solidarity by marching behind women as we take to the streets.
Sponsored by : Street Health, Bad Date Coalition, Regent Park Community Health Centre,Manitou Kwe Singers, CUPE 4308, 416 Women’s Drop-In, Central Neighbourhood House, PASAN, Voices of Positive Women, TRCCMWAR, Sherbourne Health Centre.... ****************
For full film festival information, go to:
Saturday, October 25 - 6:30 pm - Opening Night at the Bloor Cinema
Mother of Palestine
Amani Omar, Osama Hasa, Ahmad Hassan, Anas Ahmad, Ra’d Fathi, Mouwia Mohammed
Canadian Premiere
Presenting a fictional Palestinian family as a microcosm of the nation, this tale illuminates both the destructive inter factional strife of recent years and the crucial, yet undervalued role of Palestinian women in holding together families and society under unprecedented strain. This film was made at the Jenin Freedom Theatre as part of the Voices Beyond Walls workshops where children from refugee communities in Palestine learn how to make films.
Salt of This Sea
Annemarie Jacir
105:00(???-Molly 1 hour, 45 min. ???)
Canadian Premiere Still: Salt of This Sea
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 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. In Palestine's first feature by a female director, we follow two refugees in search of their own freedom through the traces of a lost Palestine.
Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2008
Salt of This Sea Video Clip
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
10 Britain St.
Toronto, ON
M5A 1R6

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