"The fate of prophets is rarely encouraging for them personally. Prophets tell truth to power. They are those brave souls who swim upstream while the world is headed for a waterfall. Palestinian artists are among the prophets of today because they are impelled to present their witness by a craving for justice that has been denied. It is no wonder that Palestine has so many artists. In these documentaries we see artists’ truth and beauty, the struggle to express their truth, and the consequences of doing so." – Lea Koesterer
Join a Q&A panel discussion with:
- Sliman Mansour – Renowned Palestinian Artist, founder of the International Academy of Art
- Lina Abujaradeh – Palestinian artist, Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship winner
- Ahmed Hmeedat (moderator) – Human Rights &International Law instructor at Al-Quds Bard College-East Jerusalem, Palestinian painter
This month we have three short films:
"The Art of the Palestinian Resistance" reveals the passion that informs the artwork of Sliman Mansour. His work exemplifies the Palestinian identity and steadfastness.
"Art under Siege" shows the extreme hardship artists endure in order to express themselves and stay alive at the same time.
"Artists under Occupation", presents monologues of individual artists who have paid the price of the prophet.
Watch the Trailer: http://tinyurl.com/VFHL-Watermelon