MTSU Student Alliance UN Day Celebration: Little Town of Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Paul Martin Honors Building
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

The new Student Alliance of Middle Tennessee State University will celebrate UN Day at MTSU with a showing of the film, “Little Town of Bethlehem”, followed by discussion.

This documentary film follows the story of three men of three different faiths and their lives in Israel and Palestine. The story explores each man’s choice of nonviolent action amidst a culture of overwhelming violence, and it examines the struggle to promote equality through nonviolent engagement in the midst of incredible violence that has dehumanized all sides.

Their three stories are interwoven through the major events of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, starting with the 1972 massacre at the Munich Olympics and following through the first Intifada, suicide bombings in Israel, the Oslo Accords, the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin, and the second Intifada. Sámi, Yucatan, and Ahmad each describe the events from their unique perspective, interjecting personal reflections and explaining how these events led them to become involved in the nonviolence movement.

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