San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Don’t miss this evening in which we honor filmmaker Lisa Gossels – the 2012 recipient of the Miller Reel Jewish Woman Filmmaker Award. The evening will include a reception with the filmmaker, a presentation of the award by film professor, Alexandra Keller, Ph. D., a screening of the film My So-Called Enemy, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
My So-Called Enemy is the story of Palestinian, Israeli and Palestinian Israeli teenage girls who traveled to the United States in 2002 to participate in a women’s leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. The film chronicles six of the girls and how their transformative experience in the program, of knowing their “enemies” as human beings, meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next seven years.
My So Called Enemy is a timely and timeless film about the human consequences of all conflicts as seen through the eyes of six young women who are thoughtful, intelligent and articulate beyond their years. It is about multi-faith and multi-cultural understanding and the important role of women in building of peaceful communities.
The Miller Reel Jewish Woman Filmmaker Award is made possible through the support of The Avy L. and Roberta L. Miller Foundation.
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Charter Oak Cultural Center
Charter Oak Cultural Center, a beautiful historic landmark and vibrant non-profit multi-cultural arts center, doing the work of social justice through the arts