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[06 Nov 2012]

MPPM PROMOTES JOURNEYS OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE - 2012

An initiative with tradition

Continuing an initiative already traditional in its with activity, the MPPM organizes a number of events integrated into the Journeys of Solidarity with Palestine - 2012, around the date of November 29, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as the International Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, evoking the date on which, in 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 181 (II) which recommended the partition of Palestine into two states - one Jewish and one Arab - with a special status for Jerusalem but that was never fulfilled as regards the creation of a Palestinian state. The Journeys of Solidarity with Palestine - 2012 adopted as its motto: "Dignity - Freedom - Identity".

Living in Palestine Today

The Journeys begin on November 15 at High School Professor José Augusto Lucas, in Linda-a-Velha, with a session reserved for students of the School. There will be a screening of the film "A Letter from Sara" (Mutaz Jankot, 2002), followed by a discussion with the students about the current situation in Palestine, animated by Carlos Almeida, member of the National Directorate of MPPM, and Moussa Abunaim, Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Palestine.

The Palestinian Cultural Tradition

On November 21, at 9:30 pm, at the Municipal Theater, in Almada, Adel Sidarus will host a session where there will be a video projection with Palestinian folk dances, reading of short stories and poetry from Palestine by Maria do Céu Guerra, Natália Nunes and Lina Soares, and Arab songs interpreted by Lina Soares with musical accompaniment by Luis Reis. In the end, there will be opportunity to talk with Maria do Céu Guerra, Adel Sidarus and Bruno Dias, members of the National Directorate of MPPM.

The Flavors of Palestine

The usual dinner with typical dishes of Palestine takes place on November 23, from 8 pm, in the Grupo Sportivo Adicense, in Lisbon, a joint initiative of the MPPM, the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine and that collectivity. The Mozarabic Ensemble, directed by Eduardo Ramos, plays Arabic music, live.

Palestine Occupied Land

The Journeys continue on 27 November, at 9 pm, with the screening, in the Auditorium of the Parish of Vila Franca de Xira, of the movie "The Land Speaks Arabic", directed by Maryse Gargour in 2007. Adel Sidarus and Carlos Almeida, members of the National Directorate of MPPM, will comment the film and moderate the debate that will follow the viewing. This session is a joint initiative of MPPM and the Cooperative Alves Redol.

Solidarity with Palestine

Closing the Journeys, on November 29, by 6:30 pm, there is a Public Session Commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine to be held at Casa do Alentejo in Lisbon. Speakers are Maria do Céu Guerra, actress and theater director and chairperson of the MPPM; Ambassador Mufeed Shami, Palestinian diplomatic representative in Portugal; Silas Cerqueira, researcher and secretary for international relations of the MPPM; Santiago Macias, researcher and historian of the Islamic period and Adel Sidarus , professor emeritus and member of the National Directorate of MPPM.


 
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