Finally. the Gaza documentary, Where Should the Birds Fly, along with its creator, Fida Qishta, are coming to California. Qishta has been touring the country, bringing Where Should the Birds Fly to film festivals.
The raw and powerful film features two impressive women, Qishta herself, who in the cauldron of Gaza resolves to be a filmmaker, even if it is going to kill her. And little Mona Samouni, who survives the massacre of her family during the Israeli onslaught and relates the story in stark detail.
Our site met Qishta and described her film here–clear-eyed, calm, and deeply-disturbing.
You can read Jane Adas’s compelling review at the Washington Report.
And here is Qishta’s upcoming schedule:
October 4, 2013 – 5:30pm
Leon and Pete Peters Educational Center
Fresno State University
5241 N. Maple Ave., Fresno, CA, 93740
October 4, 2013 – 2:00pm
Sponsored by the Fresno Center for Nonviolence
Fresno Center for Nonviolence
1584 N. Van Ness Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728
October 5, 2013 – 7:00pm
Co-Sponsors Arab Cultural and Community Center & SJP Berkeley
Arab Cultural and Community Center
2 Plaza St.
San Francisco, California 94116
October 6, 2013 – 1:30pm
Tri-City Peace & Justice
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546
October 6, 2013, 7:00pm
Keep Hope Alive, Gaza’s Ark, & 14 Friends of Palestine
72 Kensington Rd, San Anselmo, CA 94960