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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Center of Jewish Studies presents a film and dialogue series titled "IZUN/MIZAN"

"IZUN/MIZAN, will begin February 28, 2013 with Two Sided Story , then continuing with, Arab Labor, Memorial, on March 14, 2013, and finishing on April 23, 2013 with The Human Turbine. The films and dialouge address the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. All sessions will run from 6:00pm - 8:30 pm in Nicholson Hall, Room #135. Dinner will be provided to those who attend, free of charge.

IZUN/MIZAN*: a film and dialogue series
Not sure how to talk about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Come to learn, listen and share. Join us for dinner, a movie and dialogue.
Presenting three evenings of award-winning films that explore the complexity of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, followed by respectful dialogue and listening among audience members. Izun/Mizan director Miryam Kabakov, along with trained volunteers, will moderate and facilitate the post-film dialogue.
The following films will be screened:
2/28/13: Two Sided Story - with special guests Wajih Tmaiza and Roi Golan, who have each lost relatives in the conflict. Their dialogue group, The Parents Circle, works towards peace, reconciliation, and tolerance in their troubled homeland. Hear how Wajih and Roi show that even for those most deeply hurt by the conflict, it is possible to talk about it in a respectful, humane way.

Arab Labor, Memorial (Season 2, Episode 8). Created by Sayed Kashua, a 32-year-old Israeli-born Palestinian journalist, the Israeli TV series Arab Labor offers a fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian cultural friction while presenting an unbelievably entertaining show that has made an international splash.
4/23/13: The Human Turbine. In this beautiful film we follow the attempts to harness wind and solar energy for the benefit of the residents of the Palestinian village of Susia. And in the process we get to know extraordinary individuals from both sides of the conflict.
2/28/13, 3/14/13 and 4/23/13
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
135 Nicholson Hall, University of Minnesota East Bank
Free. Dinner will be served.

*Izun/Mizan means "balance" in Hebrew and Arabic.
Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Dept. of History and the Dept. of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.
Funding was provided,in part, through a grant from the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, a designated endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
For more information, please contact film series director Miryam Kabakov at izunmizan@gmail.com, or call 612-624-4914. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Contact Laura Lechner at jwst@umn.edu if you would like hard copies of the flyer mailed to you.