Friday, May 26 @
Civil rights attorney Nana Gyamfi will facilitate the discussion after the film.
Gaza – a strip of land with a population of 1.7 million citizens, wedged between Israel and Egypt, and isolated from the outside world. Against this background there is a small movement. Trapped in “the world’s largest open-air prison” and ruled by war, a new generation is drawn to the beaches. Our protagonists are the surf community of Gaza. Sick of military occupation and the depressing reality around them, they find their own freedom in the waves.
With this screening, we wish to draw parallels between the oppression faced by African-Americans and Palestinians, as underscored previously by The Movement for Black Lives (https://policy.m4bl.org/invest-divest/). The precariousness of living in the Gaza Strip bears a certain resemblance with the exclusion from society faced by those on Skid Row.
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversation. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.