Film followed by discussion with Ellen Siegel and Lauri E. King
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...Ellen Siegel: Ms. Siegel is an American Jewish nurse who was volunteering at Gaza Hospital during the massacre in 1982. She is currently in Lebanon for the 28th anniversary to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians.
Lauri E. King: Dr. King is the North American Coordinator of International Campaign for Justice for the Victims of Sabra & Shatila, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, and an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
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The Gaza Hospital in Beirut is adjacent to the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila; it used to be a vanguard health center run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. The Hospital witnessed and endured the Israeli invasion in 1982 and the War of the Camps -- being severely damaged and later set up as a refugee center hospital, a refugee shelter, a building. This documentary switches between past and present as it traces the history of this building and the stories of the people who live or have worked therein. It shows a story of war, resilience and memory. Gaza Hospital reveals a rich, albeit tragic story set in tumultuous times.
Film is 84 minutes and is in Arabic with English subtitles.