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Palestine solidarity film screening, Illawarra

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Come along and raise funds for Palestine!

This film screening will be a chance to learn more about the history of struggle in Palestine, raise funds for war affected Gazans and connect with others in the community.

Free entry, donate as much or as little as you can. All funds will go to the Palestinian Red Crescent: https://palestinercs.org/en

"Gaza Fights For Freedom" is a 2019 film by Abby Martin which was shot during the height of the Great March Of Return protests. It features exclusive footage of demonstrations and offers political and historical context on the occupation of Palestine. The documentary starts with a recap of the historical and political factors that have brought the Gaza Strip to utter devastation in its present state of siege, with a trapped population plagued by poverty, food shortages, and ongoing rocket bombardment. “It looks like we are alive, but we are not,” states an unemployed man who lives with his wife and children in two rooms with access to electricity only four hours a day. The centerpiece of this film is you-are-there coverage of the Great March of Return in May, 2018, when thousands of frustrated Gaza citizens march peacefully to the razor-wire barricades, only to be randomly picked off by Israeli snipers. Among the hundreds wounded and the 59 dead is paramedic Razan al-Najjar, shot while trying to aid a casualty.

The screening will be held on Dharawal land in Port Kembla.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Thank you to the Servo for generously donating the venue hire.


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