Islington Palestine Solidarity Group – Where Should The Birds Fly
Islington Palestine Solidarity Group
I had the privilege of being invited to a film screening about Palestinian lives. The film was screened by the Islington Palestine Solidarity Group, which made many in the audience weep.
The Israel propaganda machine is running overtime to keep stories like those of Mona Samouni and Fida Qishta from the mainstream media. We only have ourselves and access to Social Networks to spread other points of view.
Afterwards there was a Question and Answer session with Jeremy Corbyn MP of Islington North and the work of the Islington Palestine Solidarity Group.
To support the work of Fida Qishta, I would recommend renting the film on Vimeo, and buying a copy for your friends and family.
Where Should The Birds Fly
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. But it is so much more. It 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.
Fida founded The Life-Maker’s Centre, Rafah, Gaza. She was the manager and a teacher at this free facility for 300 children affected by war. The center continues to provide a safe place to play and offers counseling and English language tutoring.
Question and Answer session with Jeremy Corbyn MP and Islington Palestine Solidarity Group