Film Series Explores the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict; ‘Barriers’ Screens June 17

| June 12, 2013

Webster University School of Communications is partnering with the Barbara and Michael Newmark Institute for Human Relations of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), and the Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) Jewish Film Society to present four movies that explore various aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Barriers, a short film that examines the complexities behind the numerous Israeli-run checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, will be shown June 17 as the first film in the series. This program is additionally co-sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light, which partners with the JCRC and the JCC on the quarterly “Can We Talk?” discussion series, which will immediately follow the screening of the film.

The film and discussion will take place at the Carl and Helene Mirowitz Performing Arts and Banquet Center at the Jewish Community Council on the Millstone Campus, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, in St. Louis. It is free and open to the public.

“As a global university that offers programs in 60 cities, eight countries and four continents, one of our roles is to promote dialogue on topics of global significance,” said President Beth Stroble. “We look forward to learning from the perspectives that will be shared in these films and the conversation about them. Webster University welcomes and values a diversity of viewpoints on topics that touch us here in St. Louis and around the world.”

First Film in the Series: ‘Barriers’ screens on June 17

For more information about the June 17 screening of Barriers or to make reservations for the film and discussion, visit www.stljewishlight.com/CanWeTalk. Seating is limited so RSVP’s are requested by June 15.

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