Upcoming Events for April

Upcoming Events for April

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Olympia Film Society and Rachel Corrie Foundation present:
A Birthday Celebration for Rachel Corrie
A benefit for Palestinian children in Gaza 

6:00pm doors & 7pm film
The Capitol Theater
206 East Fifth Avenue in downtown Olympia, WA
Purchase Advanced Tickets - Buy Ticket
$13 General Audience & $10 Olympia Film Society Member 
All Proceeds Benefit Palestinian Children in Gaza

Introduction by Cindy Corrie

Post-film presentation and Q&A by Savinna Chowdhury, Political Economy, and Environmental Justice Professor at T.E.S.C. (The Evergreen State College) and Peter Bohmer of P.A.S.S. (Palestine Action of the South Sound)

Olympita, the Palestinian owned food truck, will have a pop up serving Za’atar pie and other delicious food!

Foragers depicts the dramas around the practice of foraging for wild edible plants in Palestine/Israel with wry humor and a meditative pace. Shot in the Golan Heights, the Galilee and Jerusalem, it employs fiction, documentary and archival footage to portray the impact of Israeli nature protection laws on these customs. The restrictions prohibit the collection of the artichoke-like ’akkoub and za’atar (thyme), and have resulted in fines and trials for hundreds caught collecting these native plants. For Palestinians, these laws constitute an ecological veil for legislation that further alienates them from their land while Israeli state representatives insist on their scientific expertise and duty to protect. Following the plants from the wild to the kitchen, from the chases between the foragers and the nature patrol, to courtroom defenses, Foragers captures the joy and knowledge embodied in these traditions alongside their resilience to the prohibitive law. By reframing the terms and constraints of preservation, the film raises questions around the politics of extinction, namely who determines what is made extinct and what gets to live on.

Dir: Jumana Manna / 2022 / Occupied Palestinian Territory / 64 min


Tickets are available online now and at the box office 60 minutes before showtime.
LINK: https://olympiafilmsociety.org/foragers/

Monday, April 15, 2024

Peaceful Vigil, 5-6pm, Marylin Strickland's Office
Bring signs, candles, friends.

Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (representing Olympia and much of Tacoma [on the left in the photo]), met with PM Netanyahu on Wednesday [3-27-2024]. Rep. Strickland was part of an AIPAC-led House delegation of eight Democrats and one Republican in Jerusalem. UPI reported that “the meeting was organized by U.S. lobby group The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Netanyahu appeared to use it to try and secure bipartisan U.S. support for the Rafah campaign.”
- shared by Zoltan Grossman

Monday&Tuesday, April 15&16, 2024

PASS Fundraising at:
International Uranium Film Festival
Purce I in Evergreen College, Olympia, WA

Friday and Saturday, April 26&27, 2024
Arts Walk

April 26th 6pm-10pm & April 27th 12pm-6pm
PASS will have a presence at:

  • Painted Plate
  • Olympia-Rafah Mural

We will have T-shirts, buttons, keychains and baked goods for sale. We will help direct traffic to both locations to support the work of Painted Plate as well as the RCF group at the mural. 

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