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Film Screening: The Settlers by Shimon Dotan
February 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
You are invited to a screening of the film, The Settlers,
by Israel’s award-winning filmmaker Shimon Dotan
on Friday, February 3, (Snow Date: Friday, February 17)
in the sanctuary of the UU Church at the top of the Common in the town of Harvard, MA
Doors Open 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7 pm, followed by Q&A, discussion, and refreshments.
What and where are these settlements? Who are these settlers? The Settlers transports viewers to the settlements and offers the audience an opportunity to hear for themselves what many of the settlers think. While the focus is on the settlements, you’ll also hear from some Palestinians.
Filmmaker Shimon Dotan, a former Israeli Navy Seal, presents a comprehensive examination of the Israeli settlement communities, which sprang up after the 1967 Six-Day War and now are home to hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers amid a Palestinian population. The film consists of interviews, historical exposition and newsreel footage.
Asked who he hoped would be the audience for his new documentary Dotan replied, “All Israelis, all Jews and anyone with an interest in the Middle East.”
The US Congress plays a significant role in these settlements and our Senators are, at the time of this notice, debating about how they will vote on resolutions determining how we support or oppose these settlements. A related bill was just introduced in the MA Senate.
The audience is invited to participate in a respectful thoughtful conversation after the film, whatever your point of view. We hope to see you at the film and and hope you bring friends, family members, and neighbors.
This event is sponsored by members of the UU Church in Harvard, MA
Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action, and Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East – Massachusetts chapter