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7th Jana International Film Festival for Children & Youth 2013

The Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts /AL-JANA Cordially invites you to attend

The 7th Jana International Film Festival for Children & Youth
“A Door to Multiculturalism”

The festival includes:

The Festival includes:

  • Film Screenings:  The screening of a varied collection of films by young film-makers from the following nationalities:  Korea, Yemen, France, Belgium, Ukraine, Portugal, Jordan, USA, Germany, Spain, UK, Philippines, Greece, Russia, Palestine, Iran, Lebanon, Canada, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, Australia, India, Cambodia, Bangladesh;
  • Journal of a Young Refugee“, Young-photo Journalists Exhibition & Book Signing
  • Workshops – for children about the film-making and animation techniques.

The festival is a roving one:

Evening shows:

Beirut, Madina Theatre: October 22, 23, 2013 (at 7:30 pm)

Tripoli, Azm Cultural Center/ Beit ELFan:  October 25, 2013. at 4:00 pm.

Saida, Maarouf Saad Cultural Center: October 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm.

Morning shows: 

Beirut, Madina Theatre: October 23, 29 & 30, 2013 (from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for schoolchildren age 9-13)

Bchamoun, Dar Bchamoun:  24 October 2013 at 11:00 am.

 

N.B.:  All shows are free, open invitation

This festival aims is to bridge gaps between communities and promote international linkages across cultures.

We hope you can join us, and please invite friends.

For more information please call 01 819970 or 01 819660.

For programs:

 Beirut – Madina Theatre

Areas Mobile Program

This project is funded by the European Union
Organized by ARCPA/AL-JANA

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AP PHOTOS: West Bank garden of tear gas grenades

 

A Palestinian woman waters plants growing in tear gas canisters in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected by Palestinians during years of clashes with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

BILIN, West Bank (AP) — Residents of this Palestinian village have planted flowers in hundreds of spent Israeli tear gas grenades to honor those killed during their weekly protests against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier.

Mohammed Khatib, a village organizer, said Wednesday that the unusual garden is meant to show that life can spring from death.

Bilin has become a symbol of Palestinian protests against Israeli policies in the West Bank. The village’s struggle to regain land taken by the barrier was the subject of “Five Broken Cameras,” a documentary nominated for an Oscar last year.

Palestinians say the barrier, which cuts into the West Bank, amounts to a land grab. Israel says it’s needed to keep Palestinian attackers out.

The Bilin garden commemorates Bassem Abu Rahmeh, a protest leader who was killed in 2009 when a tear gas grenade struck him in the chest during a demonstration. Bassem’s sister, Jawaher, died nearly two years later, a day after a weekly protest during which villagers said she inhaled Israeli tear gas.

During West Bank protests, Israeli troops often fire tear gas, stun grenades, rubber bullets and occasionally live rounds, portraying them as appropriate means against Palestinian stone throwers.

Here is a gallery of images from AP photographer Majdi Muhammad.

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A Palestinian waters a flower planted in a tear gas canister in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected during years of clashes with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

A tear gas canister holds a planted flower in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected by Palestinians during years of clashes with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

A Palestinian waters flowers planted in tear gas canisters in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected during years of clashes with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

A Palestinian woman plants a flower into a tear gas canister in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected by Palestinians during years of clashes with Israeli security forces. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

A tear gas canister with a flower planted in it hangs on barbed wire in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The tear gas canisters were collected by Palestinians during years of clashes with Israeli security forces.

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