Producers examining abuse of Blacks in Israel need funding
We urgently need your support. Existence is Resistance is raising funds for the filming of our new documentary Black in the Holy Land. This film will examine the lives and experiences of the various black communities throughout Palestine and the settler state of Israel.
We are almost at 25% of our goal, we have raised $2,420 through online donations. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, if you have donated already or unable to donate please share the GoFundMe link so others who may wish to contribute can see it. Sharing helps us raise funds by making it visible to others.
We first started filming the documentary in the summer of 2015 when we took a group of artists, students, dancers, poets, and musicians to tour the little known Black Palestinian community in Jerusalem.
The group also visited Holot Detention Center where Israel has been detaining and deporting African refugees and asylum seekers, we interviewed several Sudanese men who had traveled all the way to Israel only to be jailed for an indefinite amount of time.
In 2016 again the organization took down an amazing group of artists and journalists who visited cities like Jericho and Hebron as well as the Dheisheh Refugee Camp in Bethlehem.
We will be taking a crew out again to finish the filming of this documentary. We truly need your support in order for us to actually be able to finish and contribute to the communities and folks out in Palestine making this documentary possible.
We are also requesting that if you would like to sponsor an individual to join us, to please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can discuss the costs with you and provide you a list of options on which individual (artist, activist, musician, student, translator, etc.) you would like to sponsor.
You can donate here:
Or buy a shirt where all profits will go towards the tour.
Please check out our previous work on YouTube with our documentary Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation filmed in Palestine in 2010, below is the trailer:
Hip Hop Video for Shadia Mansour featuring M1 of Dead Prez filmed on the Existence is Resistance Tour in 2010:
Music Video by Hip Hop Artist & Activist Majesty (RIP) filmed on the Existence is Resistance Tour in 2015:
This tour and the filming of this documentary would not be possible without your generous support.
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political and humor columnist who analyzes American and Middle East politics, and life in general. He is an author of several books.
"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."
Hanania covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
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Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media. In 2009, Hanania received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. He was honored for his writing skills with two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild. In 1990, Hanania was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times editors for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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