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HRW International Film Festival presents: HABIBI (Gaza strife)

Join us for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival screening of HABIBI on Thursday, March 21st, 7:30pm at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts!
Buy Tickets Now: http://www.ybca.org/2013-human-rights-watch-international-film-festival

HABIBI, a story of forbidden love, is a fiction feature set in Gaza. Two students in the West Bank are forced to return home to Gaza, where their love defies tradition. Young lovers Qays (Kais Nashef) and Layla (Maisa Abd Elhadi) are university students in the West Bank who hail from Khan Yunis in Gaza. Lyrical and passionate, Habibi depicts a reality where personal happiness must be weighed against society's opinions, and a choice sometimes made between one's people and one's heart.
http://ff.hrw.org/film/habibi?city=141

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is the foremost showcase for films with a distinctive human rights theme and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

Human Rights Watch has reported on violations of private life by Hamas authorities in Gaza, where “morality police” have required couples walking in the street to prove they are married and police detectives have threatened to close cafes where unmarried couples sit together.
To learn more about Human Rights Watch's work on Gaza and the occupied territories, visit http://www.hrw.org/

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  • Irma G.

    Will try to make it!

    March 20, 2013

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