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April 13, 2011
Palestinian Film Festival opens April 30 at CSUS

One Family in Gaza from Jen Marlowe on Vimeo.

Sacramento's first Palestinian Film Festival gets under way at CSUS later this month.

The festival will offer a slate of films that give a compelling glimpse into the lives and struggles of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

The festival screens between April 30 and May 1, and opens with "Something to Prove - from Gaza to the U.S.A" - a short film that follows 15 boys from the Gaza Strip on their first trip out of Gaza to the U.S.

The short "One Family in Gaza" will also screen that evening. That film tells the story of the Awajah family and the tragedy of Gaza while showing the resilience of its people.

The festival continues on May 1 with a screening of "Private," a feature film that follows a Palestinian family as their home is taken over by Israeli soldiers.

Other films will be screened on both days.

The festival is hosted by the American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights and CSUS's Peace and Conflict International.

Palestinian Film Festival
WHEN: 3 p.m.- 8p.m.; April 30 and 1 p.m. - 9 p.m., May 1
WHERE: Ballroom, Student Union, CSUS, 6000 J St., Sacramento
COST: Free
INFORMATION: http://palestinefilmfestival.eventbrite.com

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