Come join us for a special sneak preview screening of the forthcoming documentary, Flying Paper
. The film tells the uplifting story of Palestinian youth in the Gaza Strip on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites flown at once. The film seeks to humanize the conflict in Gaza through the creative voices and cinematic rendering of the fascinating culture of kite making and flying among youth in Gaza.
The film (currently in production) is directed by Nitin Sawhney
, New School Media Studies faculty, Roger Hill
, a San-Francisco based filmmaker, and co-produced with a team of Palestinian youth whom they trained in Gaza, as part of their Voices Beyond Walls
youth media program (http://voicesbeyondwalls.org
). The film has been supported in part by the National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant.
More about the film and a short trailer can be viewed at: http://flyingpaper.org
The event will be an end-of-term celebration of RUFF CUTS produced in Media Studies, and a chance to learn about youth media and participatory documentary filmmaking in global contexts. The event will feature discussions and a social mixer over food, drinks and music.
Sponsored by the School of Media Studies at The New School for Public Engagement and Alwan for the Arts, a nonprofit organization that showcases Middle-Eastern arts and culture in New York.