Palestine documentary film series continues May 21

The Adirondack Palestine Film Series — which hosted three documentary screenings this spring in Lake Placid — will host a screening of the documentary “Israelism,” followed by a teach-in and discussion led by High Peaks DSA Co-chair William Gifis, in Saranac Lake this Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Like each event in the film series, this gathering will raise donations for families trying to evacuate from war-torn Gaza. So far, over 100 film series attendees have helped raise nearly $2,000.

The teach in will “focus on the history of Palestine, challenge the myths that surround the origins of the Israeli state’s founding in 1948, and explore the tragic consequences borne by millions of Palestinians who have been subjugated for more than 100 years under British and Israeli rule,” a news release from the organizers reads. Gifis is an autistic, queer, Jewish anti-Zionist, and a mental health advocate diagnosed with clinical depression and severe OCD. He is a co-chair for the High Peaks chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.

This event is free and open to the public, but donations are suggested.Registration is preferred, but unregistered guests are welcome. To register, visit https://bit.ly/adkpalfilm.

The Saranac Lake Free Library’s provision of space for this gathering does not signal support for its content.


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