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