Hosted in the Perry Auditorium of the National Cathedral, Voices From the Holy Land Film Series is sponsored and supported by a coalition of over thirty interfaith (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian) and interdenominational organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region whose members feel called by their faith to work for justice, human rights, and peace in the land that is holy to all three Abrahamic faiths. The 2017 Film Series is sponsored by: Jerusalem Companion Diocese Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Grace Presbyterian Church - Springfield, Virginia Westmoreland Congregational UCC
Film screenings in the series are free to attend, and free parking is also availible.
East Jerusalem: Six Voices is a project produced by Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem and the Guardian newspaper, bringing together video diaries from four Palestinians and two Israelis living in the embattled neighborhood of the title:
Zuheir a-Rajabi, who has set up CCTV cameras around his home to document the frequent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers and security forces
Abd al-Fatah, a farmer camping on annexed West Bank land owned by his family
Thaer Qirresh, a teenage boy living in a building in the Old City of Jerusalem that's been taken over by a settler organization
Yonathan Mizrahi, an archeologist
Sara Benninga, an activist in the Sheikh Jarrah solidarity movement
Muna and Muhammad al-Qurd, 12-year-old twins from Sheikh Jarrah
The Living of Pigeons offers "a haunting glimpse of everyday life at a checkpoint between Bethlehem and Jerusalem."
Supporter Organizations are Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace, The Alliance of Baptists’ Justice in Palestine & Israel, Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jewish Voice for Peace Metro DC Chapter, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, Friends of Tent of Nations North America, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Ravensworth Baptist Church, Rock Spring Congregational UCC, Israel Palestine Mission Network of the National Capital Presbytery, PCUSA, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East Northern Virginia Chapter, Sabeel DC Metro, Rockville United Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Vienna Baptist Church, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Christ Church Durham Parish, Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francis of Assisi Pax Christi, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Middle East Working Group, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Little River United Church of Christ, and Virginia Theological Seminary.
For more information, contact Janice Buckley at Janicebuckley1@gmail.com or (571)239-3792