The Abraham Festival tries to fulfill its mandate to reach out to all in the community, in many ways, that we “may get to know each other”. One of the most effective is through film. For some time we have been showing films, on an occasional basis, touching on the issues relevant to our mission. The films take place at Beth Israel synagogue on Weller St. The next film will be presented on Tuesday September 26th at 7 p.m. We are happy to be able to co-sponsor this film, Mightier than the Sword with a like-minded local organization, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. We will be cooperating on everything from hosting to sharing delicious refreshments together, and we invite you to join us for a fun and informative evening!

Abraham Festival and CW4WAfghan present:

Mightier than the Sword

A 45 minute documentary in which filmmaker Roberta Staley explores how young female journalists in Afghanistan are fighting for the right of Afghan women to live and work without abuse and harassment. Mightier than the Sword also shows the West that, despite widespread criticism over military involvement in Afghanistan since 9/11 and deep regret over lives lost, the collective sacrifice has resulted in positive change. The steps towards a more equitable society that is embracing liberal democratic values may be small, but they are steps in the right direction.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film showing at 7 p.m.
No charge for admission but donations appreciated.

Join us to learn more about present day Afghanistan. There will be time to ask questions and to enjoy refreshments following the film.
Needlework from Afghanistan will be on sale and the newest edition of Deborah Ellis’ book “The Breadwinner” with illustrations from the animated film which is soon to be released.

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