[Marxism] Fwd: A weekend in Hudson | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 8 11:21:49 MDT 2017


My primary purpose in going to Hudson, NY was to attend a screening of 
Lucas Jedrzejak’s documentary “Ketermaya” on Sunday, August 6th,  a film 
I first saw at the 2017 Socially Relevant Film Festival in March of this 
year. The screening was organized by Danette Gorman who was also at the 
SR 2017 festival and was inspired by the film to show solidarity with 
Syrian refugees determined to forge ahead despite dire circumstances. 
They are a microcosm of the freedom struggle that continues after six 
years of the regime’s genocidal attack on civilians.

Unlike other films about Syrian refugees that tend to be stories about 
their desperate flights across Europe or the Mediterranean and 
subsequent estrangement from an aloof if not hostile Swedish or German 
society, “Ketermaya” is a different kind of film. It is a testimony to 
the unquenchable spirit of the Syrian people and particularly the 
children of this refugee camp who will be the future leaders of a free 
Syria someday if there is any justice in this world and if there are 
enough people like Lucas and Danette to help make the critical difference.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2017/08/08/a-weekend-in-hudson/



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