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, and free parking is availible.
Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film is a visual documentation of the Goldstone Report. It also reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.
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