Free Screening of "The Ramallah Concert" Live Filming

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06/04/2017 - 1:00pm
06/04/2017 - 4:00pm
Film Event: the Ramallah Concert

This live filming was made on August 21, 2005, during the week of the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip when an historic concert took place in the city of Ramallah, in the Palestinian Territory. The event featured the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a world-class group of young Arab and Israeli musicians, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. This was the first time the Orchestra gave a concert in one of its members' home countries. It was standing-room only in the 700-seat concert hall, and the atmosphere was electric. An earlier award winning documentary "Knowledge is the Beginning" follows the establishment of the orchestra by Barenboim and Palestinian author Edward Said in order to bring together young musicians from across the political divide in the Middle East. This first film will be shown on Sunday, May 28th. Both films are shown at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, CA 92128. Both events are sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, San Diego Chapter.