On Tuesday, February 5,
Assumption College’s Womens’ Studies Department will host a special showing of
“My So-Called Enemy” as part of its film series. The film will begin at 7pm in
the Alden Trust Auditorium. The screening is free and open to the public.
The filmmaker Lisa Gossels will be present to introduce the film
and engage in a Q & Q afterwards. This event is co-sponsored with the
In July 2002, 22 Palestinian, Israeli and Palestinian Israeli
teenage girls traveled to the United States to participate in a women’s
leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. Some have lost friends
and family members. All bear the psychological and emotional scars of living in
a war zone. My
tells the story of six of the girls and how their transformative
experience in the program, of knowing their “enemies” as human beings, meets
with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next
So-Called Enemy speaks to the humanity and complexities of the
Israeli/Palestinian conflict in every frame, it is also a coming of age story
that transcends the conflict. It shows how individual narratives can open
hearts and minds, challenge long-held pre-conceptions, and create the space for
dialogue, with the goal of creating more just societies here and abroad.
For more information, please contact Dona Kercher at email@example.com.