International Peace Studies Public Event
“Little Town of Bethlehem”
(a film by Jim Hanon)
Monday, November 29
Robert Emmet Theatre
Trinity College Dublin
Little Town of Bethlehem, is a bold documentary by award-winning director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green. It shares the gripping story of how three men born into the cycle of violence have chosen to risk everything to bring peace to their homelands. Sami and Ahmad are Palestinians, one is a Christian, the other a Muslim; and Yonatan is an Israeli Jew. Independently they find inspiration through the example of Martin Luther King Jr.’s and Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrificial commitment to equality. Their story brings the possibility of real hope to this embattled region and provides a model for resolution of hostilities throughout the world.
Bill Oechsler, president of EthnoGraphic Media, the makers of the film, will be present to answer questions.
Organised by the International Peace Studies programme
at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin