Life, Death and Conflict
Precious Life is the story of a Palestinian infant born with a fatal immune disorder, one that requires transplant surgery that can only be performed in an Israeli hospital. A desperate plea from his doctor to save the boy’s life leads Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar to document this story, and his film screens on Sunday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center on Centre street in Vineyard Haven.
A powerful appeal for peace, Precious Life explores the challenges and prejudices that must be overcome when people from conflicting nations attempt to put aside their differences for a noble cause. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times said the film “reflects the Middle East [as] full of amazing compassion, even among enemies, and breathtaking cruelty, even among neighbors.”
Admission is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit mvsummerinstitute.com.