Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine


Milliken at the Dennos Museum Thu, Jul 31, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Linda & Fred Rachwitz
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Aug 3, 2014 3:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Drs. Lou A. and Roy J. Simon
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:96 min.
Production Country:USA
Occupied Palestinian Territory
Original Language:English
Web Site:
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Connie Field
Produced by:Connie Field
Cinematography:Issa Aslan
Connie Field
Ramzi Maqdisi
Asraf Shweiki
Tom Hurwitz
Editing By:Gregory Scharpen


Offering a fresh perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “Al Helm” (Arabic for “The Dream”) follows an African-American Christian gospel choir as they team up with a troupe from the Palestinian National Theater to perform a play about Martin Luther King, Jr., and spread the concept of equality through non-violence to the people of the West Bank. Filmmaker Connie Field captures the power of art to change the way people think as both the Americans and Palestinians find they have much to learn from each other in this unique cultural exchange, providing new insight into life in Palestine under occupation and how a young generation is changing the political conversation through non-violent acts of protest.

Cinema Salon
The screening on 8/3 at 3 pm will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park