This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel
Uplifting stories of courageous people demanding justice both here at home and around the world pepper our signature fall series “Global Watch: Crisis, Culture & Human Rights.” Of course, with the many human rights abuses taking place on our planet today, there are also stories that will break your heart. Don’t miss these powerful new films and numerous discussions….they will all challenge you and empower you to want to make a difference.
Just to highlight a couple of the more uplifting offerings:
The Green Prince – A real-life thriller recounting the gripping story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, the oldest son of one of the founding members of Hamas, who became a spy for Israel’s secret security service, and Gonen Ben Yitzhak, his Shin Bet handler. For a small sample, take a look at this clip:
E-TEAM – “In darkness, abuse takes place,” says Fred Abrahams, a member of the Emergency Team (aka E-TEAM) that sneaks across the Syrian border and dodges bullets in order to shine a light on crimes committed against innocent civilians. Q&A with filmmaker Ross Kauffman (Born into Brothels) on Nov. 25 at 7:15
Click here for a full list of films and events, and to purchase tickets.