Fraser Valley residents have an opportunity in the coming months to gain a deeper understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict by attending a film series at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.
Featured are four critically acclaimed films that shed light on different aspects of the struggle. The event is sponsored by the political science department and is free and open to the public.
The series kicks off with Five Broken Cameras at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25 in room B121.
Budrus will be screened on Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. in room A252, while The Gatekeepers will be shown on March 7 at 3 p.m. in room B121.
The series wraps up with The Stones Cry Out: The Story of the Palestinian Christians on March 23 at 5:30 p.m. in room A252.
Helping organize the event are UFV alumnus Philip Sherwood and UFV student Colter Louwerse, both of whom have recently visited Palestine.
“These documentaries provide valuable insights into the causes and human cost of what is the longest military occupation in modern history,” said Louwerse, a third-year political science major at UFV.
A time for discussion will follow each film.