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March 12, 2013

IZUN/MIZAN: Film and Dialogue Series - "The Human Turbine": April 23th, 6pm

*IZUN/MIZAN: A Film and Dialogue Series

The third film in the series is:
The Human Turbine
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
135 Nicholson Hall

In this beautiful film we follow the attempts to harness wind and solar energy for the benefit of the residents of the Palestinian village of Susia. And in the process we get to know extraordinary individuals from both sides of the conflict. What was missing in Noam Dotan's otherwise perfect life? What made him- and others, leave symbols of success and devote themselves to a renewable energy project in a Palestinian village? What is this dream, shared with the residents of Susia, which is today coming to fruition? They work through action, rather than through protest or demonstrations. Three years in the making, in joint meetings with local residents, they have created a renewable energy project at Susia. They have succeeded in supplying electricity for residents living in tents and caves, figuratively and literally lighting up their lives.

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Dept. of History and the Dept. of German, Scandinavian and Dutch.

Funding was provided, in part, through a grant from the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, a designated endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

For more information, please contact film series director Miryam Kabakov at izunmizan@gmail.com, or call 612-624-4914.