Sunday, September 16, 2007

"Visions Beyond Borders" :: April 11-14, 2007 - Palestinian Films, Photography & Comedy

Wednesday, April 11th @ 7 pm
Picture Balata :: Photo Exhibit & Talk
Co-presented with the Alliance for Justice in the Middle East (AJME), Harvard University

Where: Harvard University – Center for Government and International Studies, Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

What: Four teenage photographers from the Balata refugee camp are touring the US, showing their work and speaking about their lives. Includes a photography exhibit from the Picture Balata workshop. http://www.picturebalata.net
· Presentation at Bowie-Vernon Room (N262)
· Photo exhibit, musical performance, and reception at Fisher Family Commons, First Floor
Entry: FREE - Donations encouraged

Thursday, April 12th @ 7 pm
Dreaming in Palestine or ‘Bahlam Fi Falastine’ :: Youth Video Screenings and Birthright Re-plugged :: Photo Exhibit

Where: Harvard University – Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

· Screening of short videos and a talk about the process of teaching digital storytelling workshops with youth (aged 10-16) in the Balata, Jenin and Baqaa refugee camps in summer 2006.
· Photo exhibit from Birthright Re-plugged, as part of a program to have refugee children visit their pre-1948 homes. http://www.birthrightunplugged.org

Entry: FREE - Donations encouraged

Friday, April 13th @ 8 pm
Axis Of Evil Comedy Tour

Co-presented with event organizer ICON Entertainment Group

Where: Berklee Performance Center, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

What: Four comedians, Maz Jobrani and Aron Kader with special guests Ronnie Khalil and Dean Obeidallah, all of Middle Eastern decent, join together for a ground breaking comedy tour. The AXIS OF EVIL combines comedy, politics and pop culture as we see four hysterical interpretations on today's society that are unlike anything else ever seen on stage. http://www.axisofevilcomedy.com

Entry: $33 - Reserved Seating. Purchase tickets for this show online through Ticketmaster

Saturday, April 14th @ 11 am
Film Screening of “Waiting” with Talk by Nadia Yaqub and Brunch at Café Algiers

Where: Brattle Theater and Café Algiers, 40 Brattle Street Cambridge MA

What: FREE Screening of Film "Waiting" (2005), 90 minutes. Directed by Rashid Masharawi. Arabic language film with English subtitles.

Filmed in Palestinian refugee camps, Rashid Masharawi's Waiting shows a human map of Palestine that is enduring and powerful. The film is followed by a presentation by Palestine film critic, Nadia Yaqub.

Join us also for a Brunch at Algiers Café at 10am and socialize with other supporters of the Boston Palestine Film Festival.

Entry: FREE Film Screening – Brunch at Café Algiers for $10.

To guarantee a seat, either pick up a free pass at the Brattle theater starting April 6th, or join us for the Brunch at Café Algiers (10:00 AM) before the film.

Download PDF Posters of the Program: Poster 1 :: Poster 2

Contributions to the film festival can be made out as checks payable to MECCS\Tawassul marked with "Boston Palestine Film Festival" and mailed to: Boston Palestine Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #333, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tawassul is a program of the Middle East Cultural and Charitable Society (MECCS), a 501 (c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org http://www.bostonpalestinefilmfest.org/events/april2007/BPFF-April2007-Program.htm
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