The new series, Pepsi Primetime Lunch Break, presents two short films in the Theater at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute on Friday, July 15 from noon to 1pm. In conjunction with the current exhibit, “The Map is Not the Territory”, the film presentation looks at how youth in the Palestinian West Bank are dealing with Israeli military occupation through – skateboarding.
Filmmaker Maen Hammad didn’t expect to start a social movement when he traveled to the West Bank – but after engaging with the youth and community, he saw a need for engagement. In”Kickflips Over Occupation” he tells the story of how, armed with his skateboard (an unlikely tool!), he connected with a new generation. The film documents the newly emerged skate scene in Palestine’s West Bank and highlights how adolescents and youth are using skateboarding as a positive tool to overcome the ailments of the Israeli military occupation
“Pushing Borders: Skateboarding in Palestine” is a Tedx Talks video in which Maen Hammad speaks about his motivations, production, and hopes for “Kickflips Over Occupation”.
Pepsi Primetime Lunch Break is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, or order lunch through Kinship Cafe, and enjoy complimentary Pepsi beverages.