Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bearing Witness in Gaza: An Evening with Kathy Kelly

Wednesday, March 18 at 7:15pm at the

NARO Cinema in Ghent

1507 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517


Bearing Witness in Gaza:
An Evening with Kathy Kelly

Presented by the Tidewater Peace Alliance and
the Hampton Roads Chapter of Amnesty International

Author and activist Kathy Kelly returns to the Naro with stories from her recent travels to Egypt and Gaza during the Israeli invasion. Circumventing the Israeli blockade, Kathy was able to enter Gaza from Egypt during the Israeli siege.
Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Kathy founded Voices in the Wilderness and is executive director of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She has travelled twenty-four times to Iraq and was in southern Lebanon in summer 2006 during and after the Israel-Hezbollah war. (see:

Included in the evening will be the premiere of the new documentary.

Against the violent backdrop of armed clashes between Hamas and Fatah factions and Israeli missile attacks, a young psychotherapist for the Palestinian Authority's Clinic for Mental Health struggles to provide for his many patients who need therapy and medication for depression, anxiety attacks and suicidal tendencies. Filmed in Gaza during 2006-2008, this new documentary premiered at the recent New York Jewish Film Festival. (60 mins)
Admission is $8 at the door.

Note: Reception for Kathy Kelly at Azar's (20th & Colley Ave) at 6:00pm.

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