Monday, September 13, 2010

This Film Casts the Right Vision

Dear Friend,
LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM is a 77 minute tour through violence to nonviolence, showing the determination of a Palestinian Christian, a Palestinian Muslim and a Jew, to live out Martin Luther King's and Gandhi's vision of nonviolence. Here is the website for the "trailer":
To find, or organize, a local screening visit, where trailers and other videos are also available to view, or email

Sami, Ahmad, Yonatan come from radically different backgrounds in a land of unending war. Yet, against all odds, including some within their Israeli and Palestinian communities, they are able to find common ground. They walk a path of nonviolence struggle in lockstep with Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi. For them courage is found not in taking up arms, but setting them down once and for all and extending a hand in peace.
From the award-winning team that brought you End of the Spear (2006) and Miss HIV (2007) comes director Jim Hanon’s latest documentary, Little Town of Bethlehem. Unscripted and unrehearsed, discover the humanity lurking behind an ancient cycle of violence.
Featuring: Sami Awad, Ahmad Al’Azzeh, Yonatan Shapira. Music Produced by: Kirk Whalum. Film Design by: Mike Galloway and Mark Arnold. Produced by: Mart Green. Written, Directed and Filmed by: Jim Hanon. Feature running time: Approximately 77 minutes. This film is rated PG-13, Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13, for some violent and disturbing images.
As an opinion maker, you can schedule this film for your constituency. People with the right mindset will eventually get it done. There is no peace without justice; there is no justice without love. JRK

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