Peace Unveiled Screening Recap, September 27, 2011
Long Beach ITVS Community Cinema 2011 series kicked off with a screening of Peace Unveiled, a film that spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. Following the screening, our audience engaged in a vigorous discussion with panelists Tarek Mohomed, Maria Khani, Charmaine Holland, Madina Hussein, and Waheedah Haazim on topics such as the role of tradition and culture in Islam.
By the end of the evening there was a sense of optimism in the auditorium as we brainstormed actions we can take here in Long Beach that affect change worldwide. Some of those ideas were as simple as writing to our elected officials to inform them of our views on the many conflict zones worldwide. Other proactive ideas included learning more about people we consider different, be it a religious, ethnic or cultural difference. From that discussion we learned of the upcoming OPEN MOSQUE DAY 2011.
In all, the screening and panel discussion was enlightening and many walked away with some new understandings.