There is a Field [Online]
May 27 from 79pm PT (Zoom film screening + panel discussion)
May 28-30 (view the film online, on demand)
Sliding scale admission: $0-25.
Sliding scale admission: $0-25. Suggested contribution: $15
Please pay what you can; 25% of proceeds will go directly to support Washington state families impacted by police violence. Remaining proceeds support co-presenting organizations Donkeysaddle Projects, Dunya Productions, and Northwest Film Forum.
Ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for this event.
Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFFs physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.
HOW TO WATCH
Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets.
If youre purchasing before opening night, May 27 at 7pm PT, your email receipt from Brown Paper Tickets will contain Zoom meeting details under Ticket Details. (Dont see it? Check your spam filter.) The opening night zoom event will include a screening of the film. Those purchasing after opening night will receive a password to view only the film!
If you encounter any issues logging in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your confirmation email!)
Tune in opening night for a Zoom panel discussion with:
Jen Marlowe, There Is a Field filmmaker and Founder & Director of Donkeysaddle Projects
Dr. Nada Elia, activist and professor at WWU
Katrina Johnson, activist and cousin of Charleena Lyles
Dr. Jasmine Mahmoud, Seattle University
Moderator Nabra Nelson, Seattle Rep
In October 2000, a police officer shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Asel Asleh. His story is tragically familiar for Americans, but Asel was not killed in Ferguson, New York City, Atlanta, or Minneapolis. Asel was a Palestinian teenager who was murdered by Israeli police as he participated in a demonstration, calling for an end to the Israeli occupation and settler-colonization.
There Is a Field began as a play about Asels life and his death, told from the perspective of his older sister, Nardin. Through Nardins struggle to cope with the murder of her brother, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for learning about intersecting systems of oppression, including Zionism, Jewish supremacy and white supremacyroot causes of state-sanctioned violence and structural racism.
Donkeysaddle Projects (DSP) filmed a performance-reading of There Is a Field at the Peñasco Theatre Collective in 2018, performed by activists, artists and organizers from the Movement for Black Lives. The film There Is a Field weaves together their performance with archival footage of Asel, and the activists own realizations of the parallels they see between Asels story and the experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities in the United States. The film, set in Palestine and performed by BIPOC artists and activists in the US, builds solidarity across intersectional struggles for liberation and decolonization, and is sure to spark conversation and connection.
About the opening night event:
Dunya Productions, the Seattle Rep, and NWFF are partnering on a virtual event which will include watching the film, followed by a meaningful discussion with Seattle-based Black Lives Matter and Palestinian justice activists, exploring the connections addressed in the film and ways to locally embark on joint organizing and solidarity.
About Dunya Productions:
Dunya Productions is a new Seattle-based theatre company, centered on creating art and performance that will inspire and impassion our audience to engage with the global struggle for social & political justice. We seek to amplify the voices of Middle Eastern, North African, Arab people as well as other marginalized communities.
Northwest Film Forum
Online Access Information
The password you receive in your BPT email confirmation will let you watch ANY TIME during the screening window. Please note: This film is only available to viewers in the US.