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"Twenty Five Thousand Tents Maybe More" Now Available on DVD

August 21, 2008
For Immediate Release

"Twenty Five Thousand Tents Maybe More" Now Available on DVD

Al-Awda's Media Center is pleased to announce that you can now order the film "Twenty Five Thousand Tents Maybe More" on DVD. This documentary by Samer Salameh and Ala'a al-Sadi, two young Palestinian film makers from Yarmouk Camp in Syria, premiered at the Sixth Annual International Al-Awda Convention in May 2008. It powerfully documents the lives of Palestinians currently stranded in al-Tanaf detention camp in a no man's land on the Iraq Syria border. It explores the lives of Palestinians who first found refuge in Iraq with the Zionist occupation of Palestine and the expulsion of its people in 1948. Following the US invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, they have been forced to flee and find refuge elsewhere once again. This profoundly moving and instructive film gives voice to the suffering and heroism of Palestinians as they tell of personal experiences, the hardships they endure, what led them to flee Iraq, as well as their aspirations and hopes for ! the future.

For the first time on DVD, this documentary film makes it possible for the world to see the effect of Western attempts to conquer West Asia, and the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in their struggle to survive and return to their homeland Palestine.

Background

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 34,000 Palestinians lived in Iraq before the American invasion in 2003. Since then, about 19,000 have left the country because of harassment, threats of deportation, abuse by the media, arbitrary detention, torture and murder. Palestinian neighborhoods such as al-Hurriyya and al-Baladiyyat in Baghdad have been bombarded and attacked regularly since 2003. Nearly three thousand Palestinians who were forced to flee are now stranded in detention camps along the Syria Iraq border. For further information on the current situation of these Palestinians, please see this factsheet http://al-awdacal.org/iraq-facts.html

Order your copy

To order your copy of this outstanding DVD, simply go to http://al-awdacal.org/cdvd.html and follow the instructions. Minimum donation $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping per copy. All proceeds directed to help alleviate the suffering at al-Tanaf.

Until Return

Al-Awda Media Center
The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
2734 Loker Avenue West Suite K
Carlsbad, CA 92010, USA
Tel: 760-918-9441
Fax: 760-918-9442
E-mail: media@al-awda.org
WWW: http://al-awda.org

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC) is dedicated to advocacy for the restoration of all Palestinian human, national, legal, and historical rights with particular emphasis on the right of Palestinians to return to their homes and lands of origin. PRRC is a not for profit tax-exempt educational and charitable 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America. Under IRS guidelines, your donations to PRRC are tax-deductible. To donate, please go to http://www.al-awda.org/donate.html and follow the instructions.

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