Ina Haws Film Screening: “Gaza Fights for Freedom”

On May 18 at 5:30 p.m., the Oregon State University cultural center Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws will be hosting a film screening of “Gaza Fights for Freedom”, a debut documentary by journalist Abby Martin that covers the Israeli colonization of Palestine and movements of resistance in Gaza, a small, besieged Palestinian territory.  

Featuring interviews with Palestinian civilians, medics, journalists, and other victims of the ongoing genocide, as well as rare archival footage, the film spotlights the weekly Great March of Return protests that took place between March 2018 and December 2019. These demonstrations called for an end to Israel’s then 11-year-long land, air, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, which prevents millions of displaced Palestinians from returning to their ancestral homes and restricts the movement of Palestinians who remain in Gaza.   

There will be a brief introductory discussion before the film. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  

This event is a collaboration between Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws, the Ettihad Cultural Center, and Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER), an OSU student organization that strives to educate and spread awareness of the ethnic cleansing, dispossession, occupation and apartheid of the Palestinian people. Follow their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information about their efforts.  

Accommodations for disabilities can be made by contacting Luhui Whitebear, Ina Haws Center Director, at luhui.whitebear@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9036.  

By Emilie Ratcliff