Month: March 2013

“We Need to Heal the World Through our Work,” – Father Joseph Philippe

“We Need to Heal the World Through our Work,” – Father Joseph Philippe

 Passover this year was unusual in many respects. While I am not Jewish and don’t observe the day, nor do most of the people at Virginia Tech; an unlikely visitor reminded us of the key message of Passover- Freedom and Liberation. This visitor was Father Joseph Philippe from the University of Fondwa, Fondwa, Haiti. He …

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Film Review – Five Broken Cameras

Film Review – Five Broken Cameras

I recently watched “Five Broken Cameras[1],” a docu-film made by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat and Israeli co-director Guy Davidi. This is a powerful documentary shot entirely by Burnat, and chronicles the struggles and tribulations of the Palestinian civilians in the village of Bil’in, which is made ‘secure’ by a fence, so that the Israelis do …

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