When: Sat., Aug. 6 2016

Living as a Palestinian in Israel must present its share of complications. Living as a gay Palestinian in Israel must present another share of complications. The documentary film Oriented explores the lives of three gay Palestinian friends as they confront their national and sexual identities in Tel Aviv. Determined to become change agents in their community, the three best friends form a group called “Qambuta,” a non-violent, cultural resistance movement fighting for gender and national equality. Through their activism, they address what it means to grow up with the “burden of a multi-faceted identity.” The Case Western Reserve University Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, LGBT Center, Middle Eastern Cultural Association and Social Justice Institute have teamed up to present a screening of the film at 6:30 tonight in the Tinkham Veale University Center. A discussion via Skype with Khader Abu Seif, one of the subjects of the documentary, will follow the screening. Admission is free, but reservations are requested by emailing or calling 216-368-7568. (Jeff Niesel)

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