Julia Bacha on the documentary, “Encounter Point”
Julia Bacha is a Brazilian documentary filmmaker focusing on the Middle East, and the Media Director at Just Vision. Her award-winning films about Iraq and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict have been exhibited at the Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Dubai International Film Festivals, among others. She has received several international prizes and was nominated to the Writers Guild of America Award in 2005. Her documentaries have been broadcast on the BBC, HBO, Sundance, CBC, and Al Arabiya television channels.
Most recently, Julia co-directed the award-winning feature documentary Encounter Point (Typecast Films, 2006), which follows the courageous efforts of Palestinian and Israeli civilians who are at the vanguard of a non-violent movement for justice and peace in the Middle East. Encounter Point won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Rencontres Film Festival, in Montreal and more. The film will be screened at a local WBAI fundraiser (Israel and Palestine: Talk We Must) which will include other guests including author Joel Kovel (Overcoming Zionism) and Diann Killian (Brooklyn Center for Non-Violent Communication) on Long Island on May 3rd.