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[BTvS - Portland] Film on Israel/Palestinian Peacemakers

Encounter Point showing at the Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy
Blvd. Dec. 1-7; Friday, Monday-Thursday at 7:00pm,
Saturday/Sunday at 3:00pm & 7:00pm.

Encounter Point is a documentary about activists for peace and
dialog (including the Bereaved Families Forum whom we hosted in
Portland 4 years ago).

We've heard wonderful things about the film from our activists
in other cities who've seen it. 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.

Our Brit Tzedek chapter will be facilitating a discussion after
the 3pm Sunday, Dec. 3 showing. We hope you can make it then.
Afterwards we invite you to join us for more talk and supper at
the nearby Laurelwood Pub, 1728 NE 40th

We will also tabling at the theatre all week. Please let us know
if you can help staff the table!

About Encounter Point
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.

More information is available on the website
http://www.encounterpoint.com .

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