Arab Film Series Online: There Is A Field + Talkback
Date(s) - 02/28/2021
- Black History Month
- BLACK LIVES
- Online Event
- Palestinian Stories
- Palestinian Voices
- Tell me a Story
- Zoom Event
Arab American National Museum
Arab Film Series Online: There Is A Field (2020) dir. Jen Marlowe
Free with RSVP/$5 suggested donation
There Is A Field tells the story of Asel Asleh, an unarmed 17-year old Palestinian teenager who was murdered while participating in a demonstration calling for an end to Israeli occupation and settler-colonization.
A play turned performance-reading film, There Is A Field is performed by Black Lives Matter activists in the U.S., and is intercut with the activists’ own realizations of the parallels they see between Asel’s story and the experiences of BIPOC communities in the U.S. Amidst the ongoing Black Lives Matter uprising that reignited in recent months following the police murder of George Floyd, There Is A Field provides a unique and timely lens for discussing decolonization, Black liberation, Black-Palestinian solidarity and cross-movement organizing.
Following the screening, we are pleased to be joined by director Jen Marlowe for a talkback.
Palestine, U.S.A. / 70 minutes / Documentary, Performance / English
For questions, e-mail Dave Serio, Public Programming Specialist at email@example.com.