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“Gaza: Health under Siege” Film Screening

Friday, April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

“Gaza: Health under Siege” (2018)

A River 2 Sea Cinematheque Screening of the documentary “Gaza: Health Under Siege” (2018) by Amy Miller.
takes us into the streets and hospitals of Gaza. Here you witness firsthand the daily realities affecting the management of human health-related systems under the blockade: access to clean water and hospital care as well as effective food and waste management.

Filmed in Gaza City during January and February 2016, the audience will meet a variety of local Gazans, from doctors, nurses, street vendors, water workers, waste pickers and children to learn what life is like behind Israel’s massive wall surrounding Gaza. Having suffered through three wars over eight years (at the time of the filming), Gaza is in the midst of an ongoing eleven-year blockade imposed by Israel and an authoritarian Hamas government.

Gaza City is a zone of major tension, making daily life for its residents extremely difficult. Many public employees- whether they be doctors in the large hospitals or waste management supervisors in the garbage dump- have been working without pay for over seven years. And yet despite this, the provision of basic public services continues through the tremendous efforts of people trying to keep the city functioning.
This is a story about extraordinary citizens trying to keep others alive and healthy, whether it be by securing access to clean water while maintaining waste management systems, or ensuring that the hospital emergency rooms have power.

All proceeds go to GAZA relief

This event is brought to you by San Antonio For Justice in Palestine, Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, San Antonio DSA, and San Antonio Healthcare Workers for Palestine.


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Details

Date:
Friday, April 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Phone:
210-228-0201