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June 29, 7pmInfiltrators (2012)Dir. Khaled Jarrar, 70 minDiscussion with Iman Abed & Casey Asprooth-Jackson
Kicking off the Framing Struggle series, this screening will gather Palestine solidarity activists from the Rochester community for an evening of images and exchange. Following the screening of Khaled Jarrar’s 2012 documentary Infiltrators, NYCLU Regional Director Iman Abed, members of University of Rochester’s Students for Justice in Palestine, and filmmaker Casey Asprooth-Jackson will lead a discussion on the liberation movement in Palestine today, the case for a new Anti-Apartheid Boycott, and Rochester’s role in the struggle.Film Synopsis:The checkpoint is closed: “Detour, detour!” shouts a taxi driver, announcing the beginning of yet another uncertain search for a way around the barriers curtailing Palestinian movement in the West Bank. Infiltrators is a visceral “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers. Following this high stakes “game” of cat and mouse with a handheld video camera, Khaled Jarrar’s debut documentary was the standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, winning the Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, the Special Jury Prize, and the International Critics Prize.