Monday, July 25, 2011

aug 2 | peace it together

PT's longtime literary manager Kathy Parsons sent me a note about this intriguing show. Her daughter is screening one of the films.

Seven years ago, the organization Peace it Together began uniting youth from Israel, Palestine and Canada to engage in constructive dialogue and co-create short films about the conflict during an intensive summer program. The films they create together are used as peace-building tools to advance reconciliatory approaches to ending the conflict.

Tickets are now available for this world premier sponsored by CBC, where thirty Palestinian, Israeli and Canadian university students will proudly screen their ten short films revealing their ideas, hopes and fears related to the conflict. The films are a culmination of more than three weeks of intensive dialogue and creative exploration while living together in Pemberton, BC and on campus at UBC. Each film is created by a team of one Palestinian, one Israeli, and one Canadian.

All filmmakers will be present to talk about their films and reflect on their experience of stepping outside the pressure cooker of war to learn from each other.

Tickets: $25 Students: $15
Screening and Meet the Filmmakers Reception $100

Buy tickets online
or by phone at the Vogue Theatre Box Office (to avoid a $2.00 online charge)
(604) 569-1144

Invite others through our Facebook event page

Proceeds of this event will fund future Peace it Together programs.

Follow what is happening in the program right now on the "What's New" page at the Peace it Together web site where you will see short clips of the program and inspiring blog posts.

Support us further and attend the "Meet the Filmmakers Reception" $100

All thirty filmmakers will be available to mingle and answer your questions about their films, experience in Canada, motivations for joining this program, plans for the future, and more. Delicious traditional lite fare will be served in honor of Ramadan.

Tickets for the reception include reserved seating for the screening. A portion of the ticket is tax deductible.

If you cannot attend this event or you want to support Peace it Together further, your tax-deductible donation will be greatly appreciated to support these youth in the year ahead and for future Peace it Together programs.  Donate on line

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