This 58-minute long documentary film profiles a self-formed group of twelve ordinary women calling themselves “Zeitouna,”the Arab word for “olive tree.” These six Arabs and six Jews weave an unusual and intimate tapestry of sisterhood. Some are American-born, others are immigrants; one is a Holocaust survivor, another is a survivor of the Nakbah’s terror; their ages span 40 years. Filmmaker Laurie White, a founding member of Zeitouna, used her camera to chronicle the fragile process of the group's learning and dialogue on the Middle East conflict. The film does not attempt to answer questions of right and wrong, or how to break the current deadlock.Instead, it offers living proof of how the journey of personal discovery may pave the way to socio-political transformation and peace.  

Schedules

  • Occurred Saturday, February 15th, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Venue

McLean Community Center

1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, VA 22102

Contact

Sultana Parveen

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