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The Urgent Call of Palestine

The Urgent Call of Palestine

In commemoration of Nakba Day, join us on Saturday, May 11th, at Human Resources LA or virtually, for The Urgent Call of Palestine—a community fundraiser for Gaza! 
7:00 pm (Doors at 6:30 pm)

Ticket Price $15

This is an urgent call, buy as many raffle tickets as you can—the sky is the limit!
(available on withfriends starting Tuesday, May 7, 2024) 

You can contribute to the fundraiser from anywhere in the world by buying a raffle ticket. 100% of the proceeds will be redirected to the Gaza Soup Kitchen to support their efforts in bringing food to the community! Together we are stronger and can make a bigger impact. 

The fundraiser will be centered around:
⧫    Listening Session of The Urgent Call of Palestine by Zeinab Shaath 
(recently restored by Discostan and Majazz) 
⧫    Film Screening of "The Urgent Call of Palestine" (5’ |1973) by Ismail Shammout. 
⧫    Live Music Set by godchild, PAWS and Lionmilk.

The raffle will include artworks generously donated by the following artists from around the world — Ali Vanderkruyk, Atia Sen, Greg Jenkins, Jordan Wong, Josh Cloud, Karim Marold, Malavika Rao, Razan AlSarraf, Shrujana Niranjani Shridhar, Sohrab Hura, Ry Noor & Zoe J Moon. 

Our in-person vendors include: 
⧫    Tarot card readings and spellwork by Farah Abouzeid 
⧫    Nail art by Fanfan Zhou 
⧫    Flash Art Tattoos by Jessica Lee
⧫    Palestine Fabric Patches by Malavika Rao  
⧫    Posters and Zines by Tomorrow Today 
⧫    Homemade Food & Drinks

Virtual vendor:
⧫    Digital Portraits by Rhea Iyer 
(Taking limited orders between May 11th-17th on a first come, first serve basis. Request your portraits here)

We are grateful for our artist vendors! 

Co-hosted with Los Angeles Filmforum
Poster Design by Rhea Iyer 

The Urgent Call of Palestine

By Ismail Shammout

1973, 5 min.

In this short film, Shammout records a solidarity song by the Palestinian Egyptian singer Zeinab Shaath announcing the urgent call of Palestine. The song is punctuated by the words of poet Kamal Nasser, which continue to hold striking relevance today. - MUBI