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Film Screening & Fundraiser: Hanna K.

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Friday, April 19th at 6pm, join Massy Arts and Massy Books for a fundraiser & screening of the 1983 film Hanna K. starring Jill Clayburgh, Gabriel Byrne and Mohammad Bakri. Bakri will be available via zoom from Palestine for a talk-back/ Q&A after the film screening.

We are soliciting donations to support two families directly, more information below (names have been removed to preserve their anonymity).

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-screening-fundraiser-hanna-k-tickets-871263571797?aff=oddtdtcreator

About the film:

Israeli attorney Hanna Kaufman (Jill Clayburgh) has her beliefs challenged when she is appointed to the defense of Selim Bakri (Mohammad Bakri). Kaufman, who was born in the United States to survivors of the Holocaust, has always accepted Israel’s right to exist. But she bears witness to some of the costs of its sovereignty when she meets Bakri, a dispossessed Palestinian man facing serious criminal charges who wants the same thing as his supposed enemies: to reclaim his family home.

About the talkback:

The event organizers have been able to connect with star Mohammad Bakri and he will be joining us via zoom from Palestine to discuss the film and its impact 41 years after its release.

About the fundraiser recipients:

Part of the money will be going to one family who is now displaced from Gaza into Rafah. The husband, his wife, two kids and their newborn, who was born 3 weeks ago, as well as nieces and nephews. They lost the other elders so he is taking care of the rest of his family. Meanwhile his father is stuck in Gaza City. He was a car mechanic before the war.

The other family is a family of four. The husband who was a taxi driver before the war was killed at the first Shifa Hospital massacre as he was getting his injured brother to the hospital. The wife is now widowed and living with her children in an emptied house in Nusseirat.

Both families are in direct, regular contact with our organizer Munir El-Kadl.

About the organizer & host:

Munir El-Kadi is a migrant from Iraq, who joined his wife Jennifer, a settler-returnee to Canada back in 2021, after a life that took him from Lebanon where he was born, to the UK during early childhood, to Iraq, seeing the Iraq Iran as a young teen, and then the First Gulf war and the devastating sanctions that were imposed on Iraq. In 1996, he moved to Jordan for a couple of years. before moving to the UAE where he worked in an IT company them in a Canadian established college in Abu Dhabi. Munir, like most Arabs has considered the Palestinian struggle as part of the Arab struggle as whole for dignity and freedom from economic colonization and dictatorships. Coming from the Middle East, and specifically Iraq with Arabic, TUrkish, and Kurdish roots, he is deeply interested in History, both Ancient and Modern Middle Eastern, Politics, Crossculture, Democratization and post conflict reconciliation. His academic background is in Physics, IT and Business, currently working with SFU as a Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in IT Services. Aside from his day job, and interests in history, Munir is an avid Tango Dancer and Free Lance Photographer

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver. We are located in the former MING WO building.

Registration is free and required for entrance. 

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/film-screening-fundraiser-hanna-k-tickets-871263571797?aff=oddtdtcreator

Venue

MASSY ARTS SOCIETY
229 East Georgia Street.
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 Canada
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Phone
604-721-4405

Organizer

Massy Arts Society