Apr 7 Thu 6.30pm UN screening “Giraffada” by Palestinian director Rani Massalha

This well attended event in the UN main meeting hall used for movies and their panels saw each desk position occupied on every level, and rewarded interest with a moving drama of small boy, the elegant and spindly legged giraffes he tends, his vet father with expired medical supplies, the scream of shells flying in at night, nervous and violence prone Israeli soldiers, helpful foreign blonde in PRESS jacket, cigar sucking zoo owner with book of accounts in red, ending with replacement giraffe smuggled in past hostile settlers and walking through the streets to the zoo in naive victory of love and humane feeling over the tormented politics which serve as silent background to the difficulties of daily life under occupation on the West Bank, an oppression against which this film speaks in a most effective and urgent renewed plea for solving this endless and useless conflict at a point now where so many “don’t care any more”, as the handsome vet says bitterly as he forbids the blonde to use a photo of his child and the giraffe in her news coverage.

Can this giraffe capture your attention for the Palestinian predicament?

The Working Group of the UN Palestinian Rights Committee is pleased to announce the screening of the film “Giraffada” by Palestinian director Rani Massalha on Thursday, 7 April, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This UN and New York premiere of the award-winning French-German-Italian-Palestinian production will feature a Q & A with the director Rani Massalha, moderated by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin.

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