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Award-Winning Filmmaker Julia Bacha Here November 28

November 25, 2007

Encounter Point Poster.jpgNovember 25, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Julia Bacha, co-director, writer and editor of the award-winning feature documentary Encounter Point, will come to DePauw University to screen and discuss the film. The program will take place Wednesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media' Watson Forum. The public is invited, and there is no admission charge.

Encounter Point was an official selection at the Tribeca, Hot Docs, Jerusalem, Vancouver and San Francisco International Film Festivals, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. It tells the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who sacrifice their safety, public standing and homes in order to press for a grassroots movement for nonviolence and peace.

Movie Reel Film.jpgThe New York Times' Anita Gates calls the film, "Assured, thoughtful and clear-eyed ... nonviolent resistance could happen here. This film may prompt others to take up the cause."

Bacha was also the co-writer and editor of the critically acclaimed documentary, Control Room, for which she was nominated to the 2005 Writer’s Guild of America Award. Control Room was an Official Selection at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals in 2004, and the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame Film Festival the same year.

Julia Bacha's DePauw appearance is co-sponsored by the film studies, conflict studies and Jewish studies programs.

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