Film Screening of "Arna's Children"
Wednesday, March 30th 2005 7pm
Arna Mer Khamis was a legendary activist against the Israeli Occupation. Born into a Jewish family, she married a Palestinian and spent her life working for justice and human rights in her homeland. In the Jenin refugee camp, Arna taught the children to express themselves through acting and art. Arna's son, Juliano Mer Khamis, filmed his mother and the children rehearsing and performing over a six-year period. Five years after Arna's death, Juliano returns to the camp to discover what happened to them. "Arna's Children" reveals the tragedy and horror of young lives trapped by the circumstances of occupation.
La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley California