In the spirit of International Women’s Day, join ANERA in celebrating the strength of Palestinian women.
On Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 PM, ANERA will host a screening of the documentary film Stitching Palestine at Busboys and Poets in Brookland. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Wafa Ghnaim, author of Tatreez & Tea, and Sanaa Abouzaid, ANERA Board Member.
Directed by award-winning documentary film maker Carol Mansour, and produced by Muna Khalidi, Stitching Palestine focuses on twelve Palestinian women, who sit before us and talk about their lives before the Diaspora, of their memories and of their identity. Their narratives are connecting by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery.
Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail. Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal.
Twelve women, twelve life-spans and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.
ANERA addresses the development and humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and other marginalized communities across the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon. Each project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit - an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.