The plight of Palestinian Christians has been recorded by Italian filmmaker Yasmine Perni, who brings her documentary film The Stones Cry Out to a screening in Leicester Cathedral at 7.15pm on Wednesday 19 November. She is coming to England specifically for this screening, and you are invited to come and discuss the issues she raises about their lives and what they have faced.
In 1948, “Operation Broom” swept away the homes of tens of thousands of Palestinian villagers from the fertile hills and valleys of Galilee. Many were Christians. After the Galilee came the expropriation of the West Bank in 1967, the settlements and the security wall. Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ, is now hemmed in by the wall, cut off from Jerusalem, and robbed of much of its agricultural land.
The film chronicles the plight of the 200,000 Palestinian Christian in Israel and their sometimes desperate struggle to resist Israel’s occupation and stay on their land.
The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Yasmin Perni. Entrance is free.
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