Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Rice Media Center
Roshmia, by Salim Abu Jabal, is a film about an elderly couple that share a quiet, pastoral life until the municipality of Haifa decides to build a road through the valley to connect the Mediterranean to Mount Carmel. Their shack is slated for demolition, and the possibility of financial compensation from the municipality creates tension in the relationship between the couple and a friend who is serving as a liaison with the authorities.
Break the Siege is a short documentary that aims to be a screenshot of Palestinian hip hop scene, which in the past decade has been notable for an incredible growth and international resonance. It was filmed during the international project "Hip Hop Smash the Wall" organized by Assopace Palestine. It brought into contact several hip hop Italian artists with a group of artists from the Palestinian hip hop community.