San Antonio for Justice in Palestine in partnership with River 2 Sea Cinematheque, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, and DSA will host their first installment of their Spring Film series in partnership with River 2 Sea Cinematheque “Where Should The Birds Fly?”

The documentary by filmmaker Fida Qishta is set against the backdrop of Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli attack on Gaza in 2008, this film follows filmmaker Fida Qishta, armed only with a camera and a press vest, as she courageously documents the destruction and violence inflicted by the occupation. Through Qishta’s lens, we witness the struggles and hopes of her people. This is the powerful story of humanity, humor, and hope that persist amidst the brutal abnormality imposed on the people of Palestine. It is a story that resonates across the bitter history of man’s inhumanity to man.

Arrive early for a screening of “Glow of Memory” a film by the Palestinian painter and director of the Cultural Arts Section of the PLO, Ismail Shammout, in which he unravels the memories within his painting, “Memories and Fire.”

What: First Double Feature of a Spring Film Series Featuring River 2 Sea Cinematheque

When: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 doors open at 1:45PM, film starts at 2PM

Where: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave,
San Antonio, TX 78212

Who: San Antonio for Justice in Palestine, Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, DSA San Antonio

Why: With calls for a ceasefire being silenced from the city to federal level and aid desperately needed in Gaza for shelter, food, medicine and funds to evacuate, it has become essential that we mobilize not just in the streets but through mutual aid to help the people of Gaza and Palestine.

Quotes: “ River 2 Sea Cinematheque is a project in partnership with San Antonio for Justice in Palestine and in solidarity with the people of Palestine, staunchly in support of its freedom and liberation struggle, and in the spirit of the assertion that to “affect well” is the imperative duty every person holds to others, whether artist, educator, organizer or freedom fighter. We acknowledge that art in and of itself is not liberating but is a tool for liberation; that Palestinian voices are not and will never be silent as evident in the decades of art, film and memory. Our commitment is to discover and provide space for Palestinian art to speak for itself and the vision of a free and liberated Palestine from the river to the sea.”

For more information visit Esperanza Peace and Justice Center at OR San Antonio for Justice in Palestine