CAC and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Presents: September 30th Film: “Where Should the Birds Fly”
CAC and the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Present
“Where Should the Birds Fly”
Date: September 30th, 2016
Location: Center for Arabic Culture
191 Highland Ave Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143
Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population. The film itself breaks the blockade.
With Our Guest Speaker Professor Amahl Bishara
Our films are free and open to the public. Each film will be followed by guided discussion. The Center for Arabic Culture is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the Arabic Culture in all of its regional and historic varieties and links to other culture in an open, democratic, and humanistic way.