Anti-colonial films under the stars!

June 19th, 2008 | Posted in Canada, Culture, Palestine, Politics, Quebec, Repression, Solidarity

    Tadamon! Montreal presents…


    Tuesday, July 1st, 9pm, 2008
    in the lot beside l’Insoumise
    2035 St-Laurent
    (between Ontario and Sherbrooke)
    metro St-Laurent

Join us for a double-bill of fabulous documentary films under the moon in downtown Montreal. Tadamon! will be presenting two excellent films reflecting on struggles against land theft and colonization in Palestine and Turtle Island. Presented as part of the mobilization for the demonstration “400 years of colonialism and militarism: nothing to celebrate!” in Quebec City on July 3rd.

this event is free, but a donation of $5 is encouraged, please bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit on…

featuring the screenings of:

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Directed by Alanis Obomsawin. 119 minutes.

On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into the Mohawks’ unyielding determination to protect their land. (English with subtitles in French)

view a trailer for this film, on-line at this link.

Bil’in My Love – Bil’in Habiti
Directed by Shai Carmeli Pollak. 84 minutes

A Palestinian village peacefully stands up to an opposing force when they’re forced with being split in two by a demarcation wall in this inspiring documentary. Filmmaker Shai Carmeli Pollak started as an activist when he came to the village, but ended up chronicling an amazing moment in time when the Israelis and Palestinians came together to halt the wall’s construction amidst the region’s political turmoil. Focusing on one of the village’s local committee members and a farmer who risks losing much of his land to the proposed barrier, the film takes a look at how these leaders in the movement are able to communicate and eventually work with a group of Israeli activists that heads the opposing faction.
(Arabic and Hebrew, with subtitles in English)

view a trailer for this film, on-line at this link

Tadamon! Montreal
514 664 1036

1 Comment »

i wanna thank you for your kindly support to us in Palestine in general and the village of Bilin specially.
i heared about your show to the movie Bilin habebti, its really nice from you.
keep going in your solidarty to us ,its really important and means alot to our struggle.

Nasir –
Bilin Popular committee
against the wall and settlelements

Comment by Nasir — July 2nd, 2008 @ 6:23 AM

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