Friday, September 5, 2008

Jerusalem: The East Side Story

Friends of Sabeel North America is urging activists and groups in the USA to help promote the new film by Mohammed Alatar, "Jerusalem: The East Side Story." Take a look at the film's home page:

Alatar will be on a U.S. tour this fall. [See information below on how to bring Mohammed Alatar to your city]. The film, according to film critic Sam Bahour, "squeezes nearly one hundred years of history into an hour or so of cinema. It mainly exposes the past forty years of Israeli military occupation policies in Jerusalem and their devastating impact on the city and its peoples"

See a full review of the film by Sam Bahour at The Electronic Intifada:

Alatar is also the director of "The Iron Wall," which "depicts the Israeli strategy of creating facts on the ground -- facts that are rapidly precluding a negotiated peace between Palestinians and Israelis."

Alatar is currently on tour in Europe and will be available for showings of "Jerusalem: The East Side Story" in the USA from October 21 through December 15, 2008.

Financial expectations: Groups that want to sponsor a film showing are asked to pay for domestic flights, ground transportation and lodging. [NOTE: The cost of domestic air travel will be evenly divided among all the groups in the U.S. sponsoring a visit-perhaps as low as $250 if enough groups in major cities of the U.S. get involved].


For lots more information and to schedule a visit by Mohammed Alatar and a film showing in your city: Contact tour manager and distributor Debby Mayer,
Send a copy of your email to Mohammed Alatar,

For ideas on using the films in your city/community, read:Film as Resource by Brenda Bentz - Find our more about Friends of Sabeel--North America at -

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