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Film Screening: The Village Under the Forest
Film Screening: The Village Under the Forest

Sat, Mar 30



Film Screening: The Village Under the Forest

By: Heidi Grunebaum and Mark Kaplan USA | 2013 | 55 minutes

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Mar 30, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Toronto, 1300 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Y7, Canada

About the Event

 Hello Friends and Neighbors! Join us for a screening of this contemplative film on Yom Al Ard (Land Day)! Followed by Q&A with writer Heidi Grunebaum, facilitated by activist and scholar Ghada Sasa!ALL proceeds will go to The Palestine Children's Relief Fund.

The  Village Under the Forest explores the hidden remains of the destroyed  Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully cultivated  forest plantation called South Africa Forest. Using the forest and the  village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to  the erasure of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe) and the persistence  of memory.  

Heidi Grunebaum is a scholar and writer. She works  as a senior researcher at the Centre for Humanities Research,  University of the Western Cape. She is the author of Memorializing the  Past: Everyday life in South Africa after the Truth and Reconciliation  Commission (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2011) and co-editor, with Emile  Maurice, of Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive  (Cape Town: Centre for Humanities Research, 2012). Her work focuses on  memory and trauma; the afterlives of war and genocide; and  psycho-geographies of displacement in South Africa, Germany and, more  recently, Palestine/Israel.  

Ghada Sasa is a Palestinian activist-scholar, completing her PhD in  Political Science (International Relations) at McMaster University. She  researches Israel’s appropriation of environmentalism to discreetly  colonize Palestine, while uncovering Palestinian history and resistance.  Ghada possesses a Master of Environmental Studies from York University.  She recently published in Politics, and has been interviewed by several  media outlets, including CBC, CTV, TRT World, and Al Jazeera.

This event is organized by @queers4palestine, @eldv4palestine, @torontocentre4palestine, @weston4palestine, @eastendacts, and @jewssaynotogenocide.

**To  make this event accessible and inclusive, we will not turn away  interested attendees due to lack of funds. To have the ticket fee  waived, please reach out to


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