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Mideast Focus Film Series—Screening and Discussion

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mideast Focus Ministry is happy to announce the tenth annual Mideast Focus Film Series, Break the Silence: Stories of Occupation.

For the last ten years the Saint Mark’s Mideast Focus Ministry has presented a series of film screenings each spring, featuring a wide variety of films, including documentaries, dramas, and comedies, that address the history and current situation in Israel/Palestine, as well as related justice issues. In 2020, 2021, and 2022 the film festival was offered almost entirely online, but 2023 will see the returns in-person screenings, as well as hybrid option, for the launch on February 16 and the finale on April 27. The other four screenings and discussions will be online-only.

As always, each film will be followed by a lively discussion with special guests—often the filmmakers themselves, or an expert in the topic of the film. Each screening and discussion will be offered on a Thursday evening. The dates and titles for the 2023 festival will be:

The dates and titles for the 2023 festival will be:

  • FEBRUARY 16 (in person option) | My Tree
  • MARCH 2 | Inside Israeli Apartheid
  • MARCH 16 | Tantura
  • MARCH 30 | H2: The Occupation Lab
  • APRIL 13 | The First 54 Years
  • APRIL 27 (in person option) | Boycott

Information and links for each film can now be found here.

For the launch event on February 16, there will be a reception celebrating our 10th year of this series, beginning at 6 p.m. in Bloedel Hall. The film will follow at 7 p.m., and discussion will follow the film. If you are not ready to attend in person, the film and discussion will be available via Zoom, as in recent years.

For more information or to request the link to participate online, send an email to: seattlemideastfocus@gmail.com


April 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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