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“Welcome to Hebron” Film Screening, Wed., Sept. 25, 7 PM

18 September 2013

All are welcome to the attend the  “Welcome to Hebron” Film Screening, on  Wednesday, September 25, 7pm, in the  Berkeley City College Auditorium,  2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, a half block from the Berkeley BART Station.


Tickets $10, $5 for BCC students. Benefit for MECA children’s projects in Palestine


Seventeen-year-old Leila Sarsour, an observant Muslim, breaks the widespread Western stereotype of the weak, victimized Arab woman: she’s strong, intelligent and outspoken—as are many of her female compatriots. Leila Sarsour is a student at the Al-Qurtuba [Cordoba] School, a Palestinian high school for girls in the West Bank city of Hebron (Al-Khalil in Arabic). The school is surrounded by Israeli military installations and settlements populated by right-wing Jewish religious fundamentalists. “Welcome to Hebron” depicts everyday life for Palestinians attempting to lead normal lives in this volatile city surrounded by checkpoints and barbed wired. Directed by award-winning Swedish documentarian Terje Carlsson.

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