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Africa and the Middle East
Directed by Kevin Harris
Sunday, February 23, 2003 -- 7:00 pm
City Christian Church
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -- DONATIONS AT THE DOOR
Judgement Day compares the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the previous struggle for liberation and democracy in South Africa, making a universal statement about war and the effects of war on young people on both sides of the conflicts. The film first focuses on the experiences of two young South Africans who discuss how they were brutalized in the South African conflict and who explain their current search for healing. After tracing the 1967 occupation by Israel of the Palestinian territories and examining the viewpoint of the Israeli settler communities, Judgement Day examines the consequences and perspectives of concerned Israeli citizens and Palestinians affected by the current situation of "closure" and "collective punishment." Judgement Day interweaves these two stories, providing reference points in South Africa’s history of apartheid that resonate with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict today. (Cinema Guild)
Africa and the Middle East Advocacy Days sponsors: Africa Faith and Justice Network, Churches for Middle East Peace, Church World Service, Peaceful Ends through Peaceful Means, Stand with Africa, Washington Office on Africa. For registration and other information about the Advocacy Days event, check www.loga.org/advocacy2003.htm.