"The Killing Zone"
Monday, November 29th 2004 7:00 PM
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
On Monday, November 29, UNC students will be showing the documentary "The Killing Zone" as part of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The screening will be at Manning Hall - Room 209 at 7:00 PM.
The documentary will be followed by a discussion session with eyewitness accounts from occupied Palestine by: Brian Avery, Rann Bar-On, and Rebecca Hylander. Below is a brief description of their work.
Brian Avery worked in Palestine with local schools to organize games and sports for children and helped people go through Israeli checkpoints, especially the elderly, pregnant women and others with medical conditions. In April 2003, in the Palestinian town of Jenin, Brian Avery was shot in the face by a burst of heavy machine gun fire from and Israeli armored personnel carrier (APC). He was wearing a fluorescent red vest with a reflective white cross on its back and front. Several reconstructive surgeries later, Avery returned to the Chapel Hill to continue his work as a witness to occupation. His injuries have not slowed his pace.
Rebecca Hylander is a first year student at Duke Divinity School. After receiving a BA in religious studies at Princeton University, she spent a year in Egypt as a volunteer teacher. While there she also traveled to the West Bank to attend a conference and solidarity tour with a Palestinian Christian organization
Rann Bar-On is a 24-year old Israeli who has been active in anti-Occupation activities from a very young age. Rann has visited Palestine and Israel many times in the last few years, and has worked with the International Solidarity Movement there. Recently, he helped organize the national Palestine Solidarity Movement conference at Duke and served as local media spokesperson for the movement
Manning Hall - Room 209, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina