This year join us at the University of Minnesota
Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies
Not sure how to talk about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?
Come to learn, listen and share. Join us for dinner, a movie and dialogue.
Presenting three evenings of award-winning film that explore the complexity of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict followed by respectful dialogue and listening among audience members. Izun/Mizan Director Miryam Kabakov, along with trained volunteers will moderate and facilitate the post film dialogue. *(Izun/Mizan means “balance” in Hebrew & Arabic.)
IZUN/MIZAN*: Film and Dialogue Series at
the University of Minnesota
Wajih Tmaiza of Hebron and Roi Golan of Tel Aviv, each who have lost relatives in the conflict, will start off the series. Their dialogue group; The Parents Circle, works towards peace, reconciliation, and tolerance in their troubled homeland. Hear how Wajih and Roi show that even for those most deeply hurt by the conflict, it is possible to talk about it in a respectful, humane way.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
Special guests: Wajih Tmaiza and Roi Golan
Selections from Two Sided Story
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Arab Labor, Memorial (Season 2, Episode 8)
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Human Turbine
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
University of Minnesota
Nicholson Hall, Room #135
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
Mpls., MN 55455
Events are free of charge Dinner served.
Or call: 612-624-4914
The Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota, Department of History, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch and the Institute for Global Studies
Funding was provided, in part, through a grant from the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, a designated endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
IZUN/MIZAN (lit. balance in Hebrew&Arabic): A Film and Dialogue Series will be a presentation of a series of films focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and the creation of opportunities for interfaith dialogue and learning after each screening.
All too often, the contemporary conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, and between Jews and Muslims, in the Middle East are reduced to simple caricatures; proposed solutions are often one-sided formulae; and the communities that have a vital stake in the issues are often polarized.
IZUN/MIZAN is born of the conviction that the medium of film is particularly well-suited to unearthing many layers of complexity and bringing viewers to new vantage points in a short period of time.
IZUN/MIZAN will offer a selection of carefully curated films chosen for their artistic quality, for their ability to deepen the participants’ understanding of the complexity of the middle-east conflict in Israel/Palestine and function as segues into inclusive dialogue in the post-film viewing experience.