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Fredericton Peace Coalition celebrates its 3rd anniversary with films

This Friday, September 11, Cinema Politica is screening:

LEILA KHALED & THE WAR OF 33.

7:00 PM, Friday, Sept 11 at Conserver House, 180 St. John St.

This double-bill screening marks the 3rd anniversary of the Fredericton Peace Coalition.

LEILA KHALED: HIJACKER In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmaker Lina Makboul admired Khaled for her bold actions; as an adult, she began asking complex questions about the legacy created by her childhood hero. This fascinating documentary is at once a portrait of Khaled, an exploration of the filmmaker’s own understanding of her Palestinian identity, and a complicated examination of the nebulous dichotomy between “terrorist” and “freedom fighter.”

THE WAR OF 33: LETTERS FROM BEIRUT is an intimate, personal and powerful telling of the story of the 2006 war in Lebanon. A series of letters written by Hanady Salman – a mother living through the war in Beirut – carve a narrative arc through the intense and haunting images of conflict. She tells the stories of her family and the people she lives the war with – the refugees, the wounded, and the everyday Lebanese, struggling to maintain their sanity and their humanity during a time of war. The War of 33 is more than a document of a particular historical experience. What emerges is a universal story – a complex picture of love, pain, resistance and survival in the face of uncertainty and violence.

Discussion follows films with members of the Fredericton Peace Coalition and Fredericton Palestine Solidarity.

Free films. Donations encouraged.

For more info, visit: www.cinemapolitica.org/fredericton or contact: fredericton@cinemapolitica.org

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