Screening date: 25-11-2007 -- 21h00
Women in Struggle
Women in Struggle presents a rare testimony from four female Palestinian ex-prisoners who disclose their experiences during their years of imprisonment in Israeli jails and the effect it has had on their present and future lives. Once content to live their lives as sisters, wives and mothers, each of the women became an active member in the national fight for Palestinian independence, though their 'crimes' differed markedly – one woman was detained in a peaceful protest while another was arrested for her participation in a bombing.Their painful recollections provide a fascinating personal perspective on their motives for political involvement, reveal their struggles in prison and define the difficulties they have faced and continue to face adjusting to life in Palestinian society.
Production : Buthina Canaan Khoury - womeninstruggle.com
Director: Buthina Canaan Khoury
Editing: Saed Andoni
Cinematography: Buthina Canaan Khoury
Music: Wasim Kassis
Video – color – 56min
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Buthina Canaan Khoury is a Palestinian independent filmmaker who established Majd Production Company in Ramallah city (2000). The company's main objective is to produce documentaries about different and vital Palestinian issues. Ms Khoury has over ten years of experience in the media field and a bachelor degree in filmmaking and photography from Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked as an assistant director in three films, a director for several television news reports, a documentary researcher and a camerawoman. Women in Struggle is her first documentary as producer, director and camerawoman. Ms Khoury's latest film in the making is entitled Maria's Grotto, soon to be released.