Over 300 people attended the remembrance and commemoration at a film night organised by the Palestinian Arts Culture & Sport Inc (“PACSI”).
Kathyn Zahran outlined PACSI‘s primary objectives of encouraging the appreciation, and promotion, of Palestinian culture, history, arts, sports, film etc.
This event is a lead up to a Palestinian Film Festival that will be held later this year organised by PACSI. Any sponsorship or donations are welcome especially from the Trade Union Movement. PACSI can be contacted at pacsi2012@gmail
Thanks to Amber Hansen who performed some beautiful traditional Palestinian dance to some wonderful songs. The the name of the songs in order Amber performed them were:
- 1. Mawal Sabr Sayaad – sung by Ashraf Abu Leil
- 2. Layya Wa Layya – from El Funoun album ‘Zareef’
- 3. The Meadow Smiled – from El Funoun album ‘Zareef’
- 4. Ya Halali Ya Mali – trad. unknown singer
- 5. Ya Shouqy – sung by Ashraf Abu Leil
Thanks to Susan, Kathryn, Bec, Khalil, Samar, Yusef, Emad, Allea, Samir, the Palestinian Association of Queensland and everyone who helped make the night a success.
Films shown were “Lemonade” and “Lemon Tree”.
Director: Hicham Kayed
Duration: 13 minutes
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Palestinian brothers try to transcend their predicament as refugees by selling lemonade in their school break. Inspired by a true story, Lemonade is the outcome of a storytelling project run under the auspices of the Al-Jana Resource Centre in Lebanon, and was written, cast and edited with young residents of the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut.
Lemon Tree (Arabic: شجرة ليمون; Hebrew: עץ לימון – Etz Limon) is a 2008 Israeli drama movie directed by Eran Riklis and codirected by his cousin Ira Riklis. It stars Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Danny Leshman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Tarik Kopty, Amos Lavi, Lana Zreik and Amnon Wolf. The film describes the legal efforts of a Palestinian widow to stop the Israeli Defense Minister, her next door neighbor, from destroying the lemon trees in her family farm [from Wikipedia].
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