Feb. 15 Film Screening: City of Borders
You are invited to attend an exclusive screening of the award-winning film City of Borders, followed by a conversation with director Yun Suh, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, from 7:30 to 10:30 pm in 0220 Benjamin.
“When I read in the bible that I could be killed for being gay, I understood what it was like to be Palestinian.” – Israeli bar owner.
In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan. CITY OF BORDERS goes inside this underground sanctuary where people of opposing nationalities, religions and sexual orientations create an island of peace in a land divided by war.
CITY OF BORDERS follows the daily lives of five Israelis and Palestinians at Jerusalem’s only gay bar as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion and discrimination to live and love openly. Set against the construction of the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories and the struggle for a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, these inter-woven stories reveal the contradictions and complexity of the struggle for acceptance.
CITY OF BORDERS is a WINNER of:
- Teddy Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival
- Best International Feature, Vancouver Queer Film Festival
- Best Documentary, Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
- Grand Prix, Belgrade Documentary & Short Film Festival
- Grand Jury Prize, Montreal Human Rights Film Festival
- Best Documentary, Middle East Film Festival New Orleans
- Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival
For additional information, contact Noah Drezner (email@example.com).
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