Australian exclusive screening of Rachel

Rachel taught us that when governments fail to act, people must step forward. When atrocities are committed in our name, we must shine a spotlight on them.” Cindy Corrie

On March 16 2003, 23 year old American university student Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an armored Israeli military bulldozer as she tried to prevent the demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Australians for Palestine are proud to present the Australian exclusive screening of Simone Bitton’s movie Rachel.  

Rachel will be introduced by Michael Shaik, who was working with Rachel Corrie in the International Solidarity Movement at the time of her death.

Rachel Corrie

Rachel Corrie

Australian exclusive screening of Rachel

Friday 15th March, 6:15pm for a 6:30 start

State Library of Victoria

Book online

RSVP and further details on Facebook

Rachel “is an in-depth cinematic investigation into the death of an unknown young girl, made with a rigor and scope normally reserved for first-rate historical characters… The film begins like a classic documentary, but soon develops, transcending its subject and transforming into a cinematographic meditation on youth, war, idealism and political utopia. In the beginning, there is this: she was called Rachel Corrie.” (Berlin Film Festival catalogue sheet, 2009)

With no distribution licence for Australia, this is an exclusive showing of this important film, by arrangement with the director.

For further details, email melb.caia@gmail.com

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