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[BTvS - Seattle] Chapter Updates and Upcoming Events

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Greater Seattle Chapter
(206) 442-2077

1) Brit Tzedek / Seattle Steering Committee Meeting, Monday,
December 4, 7:15pm. Any member is welcome to attend; please
contact us at (206) 442-2077 / btvshalom_wa@yahoo.com for
location and directions.

2) Men's nice brown gloves were left at our November 4 event:
please contact us if they belong to you!

3) Save the Date for the Brit Tzedek Chanukah party, Tuesday
evening, December 19! Noshes, fellowship, inspiration from the
spirit of Chanukah!

4) Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Greater Seattle Chapter, and 10 other
organizations invite you to a unique bridge-building event!

Film & Discussion with Filmmakers & Community Members

NW Film Forum ,
1515 12th Avenue, Seattle

Located on Capitol Hill between Pike and Pine
$8.50 general / $5 NWFF members / $6 children & seniors

8:35 pm DISCUSSION at
Caffé Vita
1005 East Pike Street, Seattle
206) 709-4440

Current Discussion Co-sponsors:
American Jewish Committee
Arab American Community Coalition
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Hillel UW
Jconnect Seattle

Jewish Voice for Peace
Muslim Student Association, UW
Palestinian Solidarity Committee

Voices of Palestine
World Affairs Council

Join others interested in learning more about Israel/Palestine
issues and the human story behind the media as the film
ENCOUNTER POINT premiers in Seattle. The film, whose trailer can
be viewed at www.encounterpoint.com
, is screening at the NW Film
Capitol Hill from December 5-7 with 7 screenings. Buy tickets to
the film online .
At Caffé Vita following the 7pm
screening on Wednesday, December 6, please join an informal
discussion co-sponsored by many organizations in Seattle

who work for peace in various ways in Israel Palestine.
Representatives of these many organizations, many of whom look
at the situation very differently, hope to bring us together to
share and learn from one another about the different
perspectives on this complex situation while also beginning a
process of peaceful dialogue. While we are targeting young
people between 18-35, all are welcome to come and contribute to
this multi-age learning experience.

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that
follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a
bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved
brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a
nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the
unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities.
The film explores what drives them and thousands of other
like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for
grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in
our midst.

For 16 months, the Just Vision crew has been following the
stories of ordinary people who feel driven to work for an end to
bloodshed and occupation in favor of peace. We have traveled
from Tel Mond to Tulkarem, from Hebron to Haifa documenting the
courageous, painful and moving stories of regular people who
refuse to sit back as the conflict escalates. These civic
leaders navigate suicide bombings and checkpoints to confront
militancy on both sides, the wounded and apathetic masses.

Encounter Point's Israeli/Palestinian/North American/ Brazilian
production team
of young
women includes: director Ronit Avni (formerly of WITNESS),
co-director Julia Bacha (co-writer/editor of the award-winning
documentary, Control Room), producers Nahanni Rous and Joline
Makhlouf, the first Palestinian female pilot. Encounter Point
was edited in Jerusalem and Park Slope, Brooklyn, and features
original music by Kareem Roustom, who combines classical Arabic
melodies and instruments with traditional Jewish Klezmer to form
a harmonious fusion that mirrors the subject matter.

Encounter Point's World Premiere was at the 2006 Tribeca Film
Festival. The Canadian premiere was at Hot Docs, and the West
Coast premiere was at the San Francisco International Film
Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary.

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