The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project

October 9, 2021
Webinar with Filmmaker Fida Qishta

Join the US Boats to Gaza webinar with documentary filmmaker Fida Qishta, who has just returned from several months in Gaza. Fida will speak about the current conditions in Gaza and show clips from footage she filmed after the latest Israeli attack on Gaza. She will also talk about her upcoming new documentary, We Are Here: Our Dreams Are Not Rubble.

Fida’s earlier documentary Where Should the Birds Fly? about the brutal 2009 Israeli attack on Gaza won international acclaim.

Whether or not you can participate in the webinar, we encourage everyone to donate to Fida’s new documentary to help with editing and production costs.

Fida Qishta is an award-winning filmmaker. Her full-length documentary, Where Should the Birds Fly?, has won film festival prizes and been translated into Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic and Portuguese. It is the story of Israel’s years-long siege of Gaza and its 2008-2009 attack, told through the eyes of Mona Samouni, 10 years old, and the filmmaker.


Fida was born and raised in Rafah in Gaza, where she founded The Life Makers Centre/Rafah, an educational center for children. The Centre provides a safe place for children, all of whom have been affected by war, to play, learn, and get needed counseling.

Fida has worked with international human rights observers, documenting daily life under military occupation. Her commentary has been published in The International Herald Tribune/New York Times; video reports have been published in The Guardian and The Observer.

US Boats to Gaza

US Boats to Gaza is one of the ten national campaigns in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla coalition. We will sail again to break the illegal Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.

We welcome you to join the campaign to break the painful, damaging, illegal blockade of 1.8 million Palestinians in the open-air prison that is Gaza. Be a part of the journey. Contribute today!


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    Or send a check to our fiscal sponsor, Nonviolence International, and put “Boats to Gaza” on the subject line. Mail checks to the new address for NVI:

      Boats to Gaza
      c/o Nonviolence International
      PO Box 39127 Friendship Station NW
      Washington DC 20016 USA
      +1 202 244 0951

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