The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival

CoSponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center

At 7:00pm on the First Tuesday of each month the UUCOC hosts free screenings of socially relevant films followed by a (usually intense) discussion of actions we can take.


November 7th, 2017:

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Seeing Through the Wall:
Meeting Ourselves in Palestine and Israel

Visit the film website for details

From the filmmakers:
June 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. For Israelis and for Jews around the world, the 1948 War of Independence was a miracle and a new beginning for a suffering people. For Palestinians, it turned out to be a catastrophe. Both narratives are authentic. Need we choose one over the other? Israeli conductor Daniel Barenbolim said recently during a visit to the West Bank: “Jewish blood runs through my veins, but my heart beats for the Palestinian cause.”

This film offers the chance to re-visit these narratives through the eyes of a group of Americans. Rabbi Dov Taylor put together a 12-day tour of Israel and Palestine. As Rabbi Taylor put it, “I wanted Americans, and American Jews in particular, to have the opportunity to meet and get to know some Palestinians as human beings, just like themselves, with the same hopes and fears and dreams.” For twelve days in 2016, the group traveled through Israel and Palestine to listen and learn.

Seeing through the Wall invites watchers to question their own assumptions and prejudices. To witness life in occupied Palestine. To meet Palestinians who are Israeli citizens. To meet Jewish and Palestinian activists.

One viewer recently wrote: "A brilliant, sensitive and even-handed look at an intolerable situation. It can't fail to move audiences wherever it's shown."

If you are unable to see the trailer below, please use this link to Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/seeingthroughthewall



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Dallas Area Residents for Responsible Drilling

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Sierra Club Dallas


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Spiral Diner & Bakery


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www.LaborDallas.org



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Council on
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Animal Connection Texas



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Amnesty International
DFW & SMU Chapters


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Texas Coalition to Abolish
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