Seraj Library Project has some very exciting news and an invitation for you! Our 2021 Storytelling film will be screened at the Chicago Palestinian Film Festival at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 11. Please join us for this exciting event and help film Director, Fidaá Ataya, celebrate at a reception immediately proceeding the film.
I Came, But I Did Not Arrive
6:30 pm Wednesday, May 11
A key mission of our new Palestinian Storytelling Center at Kufor Aqab is giving people access to Palestinian stories in film, song, art, theater, and more...
Our first film effort,I Came, But I Did Not Arrive,directed by Fidaá Ataya, our Library and Storytelling Programs Coordinator, has been accepted into the Chicago Palestinian Film Festival. What an honor! The 17-minute short will screen at 6:30 pm on May 11th at the Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street.
If you are here in the Chicago area, please join us for this special event.You may buy a ticket in advance using the picture link to the right.Be sure to read about the Festival and the full lineup of 2022 films. A related AFSC/DCIP short about child detention will screen on Friday evening, May 13th.
Click to buy film tickets.
Congratulations to Producer, Laurie Salameh & Director, Fidaá Ataya
on this creative effort!
The 17-minute Seraj film is part of a larger evening program, itself a part of the 2-week Palestinian film festival.
A Reception for film director Fidaá Ataya.
YOU ARE INVITED!
By happy coincidence, Fidaá Ataya (who lives and works in Palestine) will be able to join us for this Festival event. We have secured a room in the Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church, just 2 blocks from the Siskel Film Center. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Stay for the movie, or not. See RSVP below.
Seraj Film Reception
2nd Floor Parlor
Chicago Methodist Temple
77 West Washington St.
Chicago, IL. 60602
4:15 – 5:45 pmConversation & light snacks
5:00 pm Short presentation about the film and its making by Fidaá.
Fidaá Atayais a master storyteller. You will enjoy meeting her.
Planning to attend the reception? Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
OPEN HOUSE Featuring
An informal chat with Fidaá
One more opportunity to talk with Fidaá: Joyce & John Cassel will host an Open House with FidaáThursday morning. Maybe a chance to meet Fidaá if you cannot attend the movie. You are welcome to join us. Bring a friend.
9:30-11:00 am Thursday, May 12
636 N Harvey Oak Park, IL 60302 630.606.5671
Planning to attend the open house?
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
PlusEXPLORE our October Seraj Trip to Palestine,October 16-24, 2022...our first-ever tour! Come and experience Palestine from the inside as only Seraj can offer.