Palestine film series at the Open Book in Grass Valley |

Palestine film series at the Open Book in Grass Valley

The Palestine Film Series will screen the film, “On the Side of the Road,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Open Book in Grass Valley. There will be a discussion after the film and refreshments from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters will be available throughout the event.

Filmmaker and former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky said the film “looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees, and follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever.” Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself, traveling back to her settlement “where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings, attempting to shed a light on the country’s biggest taboo.”

The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County, producer of the monthly Palestine Film Series, advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. Their mission is to educate the community about the situation in Israel/Palestine, and to work in solidarity with others to encourage a nonviolent solution to the conflict. The group is a member of the Sacramento Regional Coalition for Palestinian Rights and of the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation. The Open Book is located at 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley.

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