Backbone brings Lyd, a film about the Palestinian City, to Vashon Theatre

Backbone Meaningful Movies brought the film Lyd to the Vashon Theatre, followed by a panel discussion with a trio of guests, including a Palestinian whose family is from Lyd and whose ancestors built the mosque there. 

One of the panelists, Dr. Fade Eadeh, brought up this resource which he co-authored, Psychologists' Response to the Violence in Gaza.

Islander and Seattle University professor Jen Lindsay led the panel discussion, using principles of Compassionate Listening.

Members of the Creative Resistance Action Brigade (CRAB), a group that meets in the Backbone warehouse space, shared about the kites they've been making for Free Palestine marches. Their efforts were featured in a recent front page article in the Seattle Times.


About the Film:

A Trailer for Lyd is Here:

Lyd is about a 5,000-year-old bustling Palestinian town that was conquered when the State of Israel was established in 1948.

Using never-before-seen archival footage of the Israeli soldiers who carried out the massacre and expulsion, the personified city explains that these events were so devastating that they fractured reality, and now there are two Lyds — one occupied and one free.

Made by a Palestinian from Lyd and a Jewish American, Lyd provides much-needed context for this moment, as it goes deep into the history of the Nakba from the perspective of Palestinians who survived. The film imagines an alternate reality where Palestine was never occupied and Palestinians of all religions (Muslims, Christians, and Jews) live in a liberated Palestine.

Many thanks to Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech for co-sponsoring this screening, as well as the Meaningful Movies Project. 

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  • Amy Morrison
    published this page in Recent Actions 2024-06-10 14:50:04 -0700