Diverse University of Michigan Crowd Welcomes EGM’s Little Town of Bethlehem
A diverse group of U-M students praised Little Town of Bethlehem following a February 10th screening at the Ann Arbor campus’ Michigan League building. Hosted by Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) and the Ann Arbor Palestine Film Festival (AAPFF), attendees braved evening temperatures in the single digits to make the 6:00 screening.
EthnoGraphic Media president Bill Oechsler, who was present at the screening, liked what he heard from students afterward. “It is clear that the message of nonviolence is very powerful and resonates with college students,” he said. “I hope each person who came tonight takes away something of value, that a greater dialog around this issue will follow, and that more U-M screenings among student and faculty groups will be held.”
Lauren Thams, one of the event organizers, was happy to see a diverse crowd at the screening. She noted that everyone seemed to appreciate the opportunity to experience such an important film. “It was so nice to hear the round of applause at the end of the screening,” she said.
EGM’s documentary Little Town of Bethlehem, filmed on location in Bethlehem by EthnoGraphic Media, tells the inspiring true story of three men—one Israeli Jew, one Palestinian Muslim, one Palestinian Christian—in a land gripped by fear, hatred, and division. Expected to be enemies, they instead strive together to end the cycle of violence. To purchase the film, host a screening, or to view the trailer, visit littletownofbethlehem.org. If you believe in this and other films produced by EthnoGraphic Media, please visit our Donate page and join us by supporting our efforts financially.