• 2226 North Front Street
  • Philadelphia, PA, 19133
  • United States

Film Screening of 1948: Creation + Catastrophe (Philadelphia Premiere).
May 4 from 7-9:30 PM at the Liberation Center (2226 N Front St.)

Join us this coming first Friday, May 4th at Party for Socialism and Liberation - Philly's new Philadelphia Liberation Center for a free film screening and the Philadelphia premiere of "1948: CREATION + CATASTROPHE” (2017) co-presented by cinéSPEAK, Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia + Party for Socialism and Liberation - Philly + is endorsed by Philly BDS.

DATE: FRI MAY 4, 2018
TIME: Doors @ 6PM // Film @ 7PM w Post-Screening Conversation
LOCATION: 2226 N. Front Street, Philadelphia PA 19133
COST: FREE!

**light snacks + drinks provided**

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ABOUT THE FILM: 

TITLE: 1948: Creation + Catastrophe
DIRECTED + PRODUCED BY: Andy Trimlett + Ahlam Muhtaseb
RUNNING TIME: 1 HOUR + 39 MIN
WATCH THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuLPhGBPq38
WEBSITE: www.1948movie.com

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. 

It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948. This documentary is the last chance to hear first-hand accounts of what took place in Haifa, Jaffa, Dayr Yasin, Acre, Jerusalem, Ramle and Lydda from the Israelis and Palestinians who personally fought in and fled from this land. These shocking and dramatic events reveal the core of what drives the conflict today.

The documentary includes interviews with veterans, refugees, survivors and historians of the war collected in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Those who lived through the war are the centerpiece of the story, but respected historians, including Charles D. Smith, Avi Shlaim, Nur Masalha, Benny Morris, Ilan Pappe, Rashid Khalidi and Sharif Kanaaneh provide context for the events. 

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ABOUT CINÉSPEAK:
cinéSPEAK is a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema. We promote community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.
cinéSPEAK is a project of CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, a charitable 501(c)(3) trust supporting diverse cultural practices in the Philadelphia region.
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www.cineSPEAK.org
@cineSPEAK -- Twitter + Instagram
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ABOUT JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE:
Jewish Voice for Peace opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East. (Current mission statement adopted in 2009)
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@JVPPhilly -- Twitter
Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia -- Facebook

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ABOUT PARTY FOR SOCIALISM + LIBERATION - PHILLY: 
The Party for Socialism and Liberation seeks to bring together leaders and organizers from the many struggles taking place across the country. The most crucial requirement for membership is the dedication to undertake this most important and most necessary of all tasks - building a new revolutionary workers' party in the heart of world imperialism. At the same time as we aim for revolution in this country, we stand for defense of the existing workers' states, the national liberation movements, and for workers and oppressed people around the world. The magnitude of our tasks will be matched by our determination to win.
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Party for Socialism and Liberation - Philly -- Facebook

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ABOUT PHILLY BDS:
Philly BDS is a creative partnership working for human rights in Israel/Palestine. We support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign called for by Palestinian civil society in 2005.
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@PhillyBDS -- Twitter + Instagram
Philly BDS -- Facebook