There are a couple of new London screenings coming up for Visit Palestine, the film about Irish human rights activist Caoimhe Butterly which I mentioned in a post back in January. They are at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith on April 5 and the Curzon in Soho on April 9. The latter includes a Q & A session for which I’ve pasted the details below:
CURZON SOHO SUN 9 APRIL 2.15PM
VISIT PALESTINE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH KATIE BARLOW AND CAOIMHE BUTTERLY (15)
Tickets £6.50 / £5.50 concessions/members
Director Katie Barlow will take questions from the audience after the screening of her moving wake-up call VISIT PALESTINE.
Director: Katie Barlow. UK 2005. 78 minutes.
What drives a young, well-educated Irishwoman to volunteer as a ‘peace activist’ in the Middle East? Caiomhe Butterly is one of a growing number of volunteers who risk their own safety to intervene in the long-running and bloody conflict between Israel and Palestine. This film offers an insight into a brave, honest, determined yet self-critical woman who takes direct action to the limit, with no quest for glory. She also serves as a conduit into the everyday lives of Palestinians, who are also usually presented to the viewer in a one-dimensional way, as fighters or victims, heroes or fanatics.
"An astonishing piece of work, a wonderful film…quite unlike anything I’ve seen." John Pilger.
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