Thursday, May 31, 2012

Across the Divide premiers in Vancouver

New documentary from Salt and Light Television portrays struggles of Palestinian Christian university students
Berlanty Azzam talks about her legal troubles with the Israeli government while banished in her home of Gaza from a scene in the Salt and Light documentary Across the Divide. Azzam was banished from tending to her studies at Bethlehem University after she was arrested at an Israeli checkpoint because she was a Gaza resident.
Kris Dmytrenko profiles Berlanty Azzam, a key character in Salt and Light TV's documentary Across the Divide. The movie premiers in Vancouver June 3 at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at 7 p.m:
I first met Berlanty Azzam just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. Pulling up in a taxi, the business administration student had come here directly from the Gaza Strip. Our cameraman was determined to capture her exact moment of arrival.

It was the first time she had been in Jerusalem in years and, more importantly, the first time the Israeli government permitted her to leave Gaza since she had been deported there from the West Bank one month earlier. She was now preparing to meet with her lawyers before she contested the deportation at Israel 's Supreme Court.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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