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Le Moyne Hosts Talk on “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College hosts a talk by Jen Marlowe on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. Her talk is based on her recent book, “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker.”

Jen Marlowe is an award-winning filmmaker, author, playwright, and human rights advocate who has worked extensively in Palestine/Israel. Her play, “There is a Field,” depicts the lives of Palestinian citizens of Israel. “One Family in Gaza,” her most recent short documentary, chronicles the assault of 2009 through the story of one courageous family. Her most recent book, “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker,” written with and about Sami Al Jundi, recounts Al Jundi’s 10 years in an Israeli prison, followed by two decades of dedication to nonviolence and peaceful reconciliation.

Marlowe’s talk will focus on the humanity behind the Palestine/Israel headlines. Weaving in film clips and passages from “The Hour of Sunlight,” she will present inspiring examples of human dignity and nonviolent resistance to occupation and oppression.

Free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies. For more information, call (315) 445-4292.

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posted on: 10/6/2011