The Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa is honoured to sponsor the screening of Helene Klodawsky’s acclaimed documentary: Grassroots in Dry Lands. Filmed in Palestine, Israel and Jordan, Grassroots in Dry Lands focuses on community-based social change initiatives in the Middle East. This screening is part of a public series organized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) and the National Film Board of Canada.
After the screening, there will be a discussion. Filmmaker, Helene Klodawsky and Nuha Dweikat-Shaer (main character of the film) will be answering the questions about the film.
Registration is FREE
Place: Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa
335 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata, ON K2M 2C5
Time: March 30th, Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Refreshments will be served
Helene Klodawsky is a veteran independent filmmaker and a passionate artist. Her poignant films reveal a commitment to both social and political struggles, as well as to her chosen art form. Since her first, award-winning short, Painted Landscapes of the Times (1986), Helene has directed many independent documentaries exploring subjects as diverse as shopping malls and political murder. Screened and televised around the world, her films have received numerous honours and been extensively reviewed. In 1987, Helene made her groundbreaking film, Shoot and Cry, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With Grassroots in Dry Lands, she returns to the Middle East to deliver an unprecedented perspective on the region.
Born in Nablus Palestine, Nuha Dweikat Shaer is both an architect and a social worker.
She is passionate about improving housing for disadvantaged Palestinians, and is a pioneer in developing policy on public housing for people living under occupation.
Currently, she is completing her PhD in social work at McGill University. Nuha will soon be returning to An Najah University, Palestine’s largest University, where she is a professor in the Department of Social Work.