"Ghost Town: The Hebron Story" w/ filmmaker Ellie Bernstein

Date(s) - Thursday 12/04/2014
12:00 am - 3:00 am

Still image from "Ghost Story"

“Ghost Town – The Hebron Story” is a documentary about the most violent city in the West Bank.

World premiere! Featuring local fimmaker Ellie Bernstein. 

After the film, there will be a Q&A including brief remarks from:

  • *Kathy Manley- Muslim Solidarity Committee-Project Salam
  • *Rev. Alan D. Kinney, Schenectady Chairperson of the Boycott Committee United Methodist Kairos Response
  • Jane Toby-Member of MECR-Mideast Crisis Response, Woodstock New York, Women in Black
  • Dominick Casolaro, former Albany Common Council, First Ward
  • Mia Morosoff, member, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)

MORE ABOUT “Ghost Town”

After many trips to Israel and the West Bank, local filmmaker Ellie Bernstein wanted to tell the story of Hebron, Palestine to show the result of the over 40-year Israeli military occupation on a historically important city for Muslims, Jews and Christians. The film reveals real relationships between the Settlers, Palestinians and Israeli Army. 

There is no other film that covers this amount of historical and current information about Hebron.  Hebron is the largest city in the occupied territories and serves as a microcosm of the problems in the West Bank. Noam Chomsky writes, “Ellie Bernstein’s documentary should go a long way towards overcoming the general lack of awareness of what has been happening for years in Hebron, and leading to actions to bring this scandal to an end.”

Albany filmmaker Ellie Bernstein, has produced social issue documentaries over the past fifteen years. Her films include “Closing the Open Door – The Fight for Higher Education,” and “Waiting for Mercy- The Case Against Mohammed Hossain and Yassin Aref, Waiting for Mercy” (2009). 

Bernstein traveled the world to chronicle the international Women in Black peace movement. Bernstein went to Israel, Serbia, Colombia, Spain, Seattle and Minnesota to talk to members of the Women in Black for her documentary, “We Are Still Standing: Stories of Women in Black” (2011).