This evening, September 19, the 2017 Connecticut Palestinian Film Festival is opening in West Hartford with a live performance of the Urban Thunder Native Drummers and screenings of “My Neighborhood” and “5 Broken Cameras,” all taking place at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. (Meanwhile, in Northampton, Massachussetts, the North America Nakba Tour will be speaking tonight at the First Churches of Northampton.)
The festival, which runs from September 19-24, also includes screenings of “With God on Our Side” and “Roadmap to Apartheid,” as well as an evening with the North America Nakba Tour on Thursday, September 21.
Khawla Hammad (Umm Mousa) and Amena el-Ashkar will be speaking at Central Connecticut State University at 7:00 pm on Thursday, sharing their experiences, stories and analyses as Palestinian refugees from Lebanon.
All of the events are free and open to the public; the 2017 Connecticut Palestinian Film Festival is sponsored by the Tree of Life Educational Fund.