Two-Sided Story is a powerful documentary that charts what happened when Palestinians from a range of different religious and political backgrounds met with a group of Israelis, from similarly diverse backgrounds. The film is funny, sad and moving. Without taking sides it provides a very illuminating insight into what actually happens when people from opposing sides sit down together, listen to what the other has to say and see each other as human beings.
The film has been produced by The Parents Circle Family Forum, a charity which consists of a group of more than 500 Palestinian and Israeli families who believe that retaliation is not a useful response to violence. All of them have lost close relatives to inter-communal violence, and are determined to spare others what they have suffered. The Forum runs a wide variety of educational, social and artistic projects in Israel and the Palestinian territories and due to generous sponsorship from the Claremont Hotel, The One World Centre, and the Isle of Man Interfaith Group, 100% of the cost of a ticket will go to supporting this work.
Human rights journalist Diane Taylor who works with the charity, will be visiting the Island and after the film will lead a discussion/questions and answers session.
7:30pm, Friday 18th October, Claremont Hotel,
Loch Prom, Douglas,
Tickets £10 available from the One World Centre Shop,
Duke Street, Douglas
100% of money from ticket sales goes directly to charity
There's more information on the Parents Circle Family Forum and the work they do at: http://www.familiesforum.co.uk/
You can find Diane Taylor's work at her Guardian Profile page:
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