To commemorate the 65th anniversary of Al Nakba, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival is hosting a screening of Ahmed Damen's The Red Stone at Beit Zatoun on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Admission will be a $5 donation at the door.
What is Al-Nakba?
May 15th marks the anniversary of the dispossession of the Palestinian people that came with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. This day is referred to as The "Nakba," the Arabic word for "catastrophe."
About The Red Stone
Taking its title from the characteristic red stone with which many of Jerusalem's historic buildings are built, Ahmad Damen's investigative documentary focuses on Palestinian areas of West Jerusalem that were depopulated in 1948.
While tracking the architectural and family histories of these splendid properties, The Red Stone introduces the buildings' current occupants, the Israeli real estate companies trading in their "exotic" appearances, and the original owners many of whom are now barred from their homes.
Watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/62868469
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