Join us for a screening of Farha, on April 4, at 6:00pm! The director of the film Darin J. Sallam will be present for Q&A after the screening.
We hold this screening in commemoration of the 47th Land Day, the anniversary of a 1976 general strike and uprising against Israeli occupation and expropriation of Palestinian land, and the murder of 6 Palestinians by Zionist forces in response. The day is commemorated annually, reminding the world that the resistance against Zionist theft of land and destruction of life will continue until the liberation of Palestine.
Farha made international waves as a film that broke through the silence of mainstream media by bringing the true account of the Nakba, or the catastrophe, to the largest streaming platform in the world, Netflix.
Farha is a 14 year old girl who lives in a small village in Palestine, 1948. Inseparable from her best friend Farida, who lives in the city but who spends weekends in the village, Farha dreams of joining her at a school in the city. Just when Farha’s father is finally convinced and Farha’s dream is at last coming true, Zionist forces declare the establishment of the State of Israel. As violence escalates, Farha is brutally separated from Farida. Terrorized for his daughter’s safety and fearing for her life, Farha’s father locks her up in a concealed, small food storage space by the house, promising to return. Over the course of the next few days, Farha undergoes horrifying experience while buried in the tight dark space, her only connection to the outside world is a small hole in the wall and a few cracks in the wooden door.Based on a true story, the film gives a first person account of the Nakba- the mass genocide and expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and their nation by Zionist occupiers- a violent process of colonization that is still ongoing today.
This is a free educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you get a $10 solidarity ticket to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming.
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