Monday, 08 September, 2014
Peace through Non-Violence? A Study in Film
Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 6 & 20
Brennan Hall, Room 228 Pearn Auditorium
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Films are: Budrus / My Neighborhood / Encounter Point/ Home Front
The four award-winning film documentaries tell the stories of Israelis and Palestinians working together non-violently to achieve security, freedom and peace in the region. In the first session Mr. Saadi will offer an introductory background to the conflict and situate the non-violent approach within the larger context of the history and philosophy of non-violence, with particular attention to Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The films will be shown in the next four sessions with q and a following each time. The final session will be a panel discussion on the films moderated by Julie Schumacher Cohen exploring the possibility and promise of non-violence as a modus operandi in elongated periods of conflict.
Mr. Dominic Saadi, Historian, Middle East Expert