Thursday, February 15, 2007

Heads Up presents: Occupation 101

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge"

With this quote from Steven Hawking, the makers of Occupation 101 lay out a basic premise...that there is a dangerous amount of misinformation about the current situation in what they call the Holy Land and what many call Israel and Palestine, hand in hand with misinformation about the history that has lead to the current situation. When Occupation 101 screened in San Francisco as part of the Arab Film Fest, the filmmakers were available for Q&A following the film, and they said that they made the film with the USA and Europe particularly in mind, because it is in these places that the misinformation about the Holy Land is at it's worst.

Occupation 101 is a disturbing, gripping, and important film that presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the United States' role, and sheds light on the major obstacles which stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace.

On Tuesday, February 27, 2007, the Heads Up Collective is excited to screen Occupation 101 as part of our Televising the Revolution Radical Film series. The screening is a benefit forLeft Turn , an international network of activists committed to exposing and fighting the local and global consequences of capitalism and imperialism by amplifying voices of those on the frontlines of radical struggles for social justice and providing resources for strategy-building and reflection through Left Turn magazine, www.leftturn.org, and face-to-face forums.

You can view a trailer for the film at You Tube

And there’s a lot of information, including profiles of people interviewed, on the film’s website

Please join us on january 27, 2007, at 8 p.m. to watch this intense and incredible film, and to support the amazing, inspiring, and informative work of Left Turn. The film will be shown at El Rio, 3158 Mission St. @ Cesar Chavez, San Francisco. (the film is usually shown on the back patio, but in case of rain we move inside, so the event is rain or shine.)

Event is free, but it's a fundraiser so of course, donations accepted. Space is wheelchair accessible, but bathrooms are not. 21 and over. For more information, please contact radfilms@lycos.com

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