Past Meetup

Sat/ Sept. 29: "The War Around Us" (doc) & "Nuit Blanche"!

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-Hi everyone, just spotted this documentary listed in the Bloor (hot docs) cinema as well as being described in "Now" and on-line as opening feature presentation for the "Toronto Palestine Film Festival" -- afterwards, if anyone has any energy left, we will head out to take in some of the "Nuit Blanche"*-all-night Toronto arts festival....!

(*attendance @ Nuit Blanche not mandatory!)

Please Note: When you rsvp "Yes" to a film, it means your meet-up organizer will be expecting you. If plans change & you can no longer attend, kindly take a moment and change your rsvp to "no" asap. If canceling at "last-minute" after deadline, please leave voice mail or "text" message on cell# provided as I will not have internet access after this time. Thanks!!

Please read & copy down imp. info:

Group meet-up time: Suggest @ 5:45-6:00pm in front of venue * -- (after purchasing ticket (*Please note that this is not a "free event"...(!)

Movie start time/location: @6:30pm, Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. West (just east of Bathurst / Norht side)

How to locate me/the group: Please look for large "leopard-spotted purse w/ red straps" &/or call cell (listed under my rsvp)

Please call/text if: you are running late, have to cancel after deadline, want to join after deadline (perfectly ok!) &/or cannot locate me, the purse , or the group...(if you do not have a cell, there are pay phones near the entrance to theatre)

Deadline to RSVP: @4:30pm, Sat/ Sept29th-- if plans change after deadline, please call /text as I will not have internet access after this time-thanks!

Thanks for reading, now for film details....


"The WAr Around Us "

Documentary (75 minutes)* (some Subtitles/ but I believe there is also "English" throughout....)

Director: Abdallah Omeish

Basic descripion: "..from the director of "Occupation 101", comes a feature film recounting the experiences of two foriegn journalists who covered Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip in[masked]. Ayman Mohyeldin and Sherine Tadros were the only two foreign journalists (working for "Al Jazeera English" at the time) who managed to provide live coverage of Operation Cast Lead.... Produced and directed by Abdallah Omeish, this heart-wrenching film presents honest insight into the pressure these reporters felt for doing what CNN, BBC, and other news outlets couldn't or chose not to do... both reporters reflect on the roles and responsibilities of journalists during wartime. ... some parts of the documentary are extremely graphic and disturbing... offering a damning critique of how Western media covered the Gaza attack...."

(please see entertainment section of newspaper or online for further details!)