6 December, Ottawa: Film Screening, “Resistance: Why?”

Tuesday, December 6
7 p.m. EST
DARC, formerly known as the SAW Gallery
67 Nicholas St, Ottawa

OTTAWA: Come join Samidoun Ottawa and the Palestinian Youth Movement Ottawa as we screen the documentary film “Resistance, Why?” (1970) directed by Christian Ghazi.

“Resistance, Why” is one of the most recent restorations of Beirut-based non-profit @nadi_lekolnas, who found an old ruined copy of the film in Sweden and recovered it.

In the film, a number of Arab political figures, especially Palestinians residing in Lebanon, share their vision of the Palestinian revolution, tracing its history back to the early 20th century. These testimonies describe the numerous strikes and popular protests that took place in Palestine under the Ottoman occupation, followed by the British colonization and the establishment of the Zionist entity in 1948. They enumerate the objectives of the struggle, emphasizing the necessity for a free and democratic Palestine, defended through armed or non-armed struggle by all its citizens, men and women of various affiliations.

Some of the figures interviewed in this film include Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm, Nabil Shaath, and Ghassan Kanafani. In fact, the film includes exclusive footage of Ghassan Kanafani apart from his famous interview.

The screening will take place at the @digitalartsresourcecentre (DARC, formerly known as the SAW Gallery) on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. EST and will be followed with a Q&A session.

Tickets are $5 each (though you may pay what you can) and can be purchased at the door in cash or via e-transfer. All proceeds will go to sponsoring the event.