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[25 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Words: A Migrant Worker Takes a Stand

Roula Seghaier, Peace X Peace guest contributor, interviewed Rahel Zegeye, one of many migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. Zegeye, who left home country Ethiopia 13 years ago to financially support her family, transformed into a local leading figure in the fight against discrimination. For seven years, Zegeye used her nights to write a movie script, and her Sundays to direct it. Zegeye used her amateur skills and the help of her friends to finally film “Beirut” and show it to the public last year. She later worked on a play …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Think Twice – For the Sake of Our Children

Shelley Hermon
Israel
-an interview by Mary Liepold
Shelley Hermon is the director and producer of Within the Eye of the Storm, a 2012 documentary about the remarkable friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan, each of whom lost a daughter to the conflict. Peace X Peace published Shelley’s account of the film’s making in October and is hosting a series of screenings in the Washington, DC area from Feb. 21 – Feb. 26.
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Shelley, for this interview I’d like to focus on you as a person. Who are you? How would …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Peace Is Sexy – Yes, We Said It!

Nawal Rajeh interviewed Marianne Perez de Fransius, founder and visionary of Peace is Sexy, a tool for redefining peace and the media.
How did your interest in peace and media begin?
My whole foray into the world of peace started at Georgetown University studying at the School of Foreign Service. I applied for this grant called the Circumnavigators Fellowship.  The only requirement was that you had to go to at least six countries on three different continents during the summer between junior and senior year. My proposal looked at conflict resolution through …

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[19 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]
Elegant Truth: We Can Live with That

Patricia Smith Melton
Peace X Peace Founder
These are my thoughts on answers to conflict before a series of Peace X Peace-sponsored screenings of the documentary Within the Eye of the Storm featuring an Israeli and a Palestinian father whose young daughters were killed in the ongoing violence. The screenings will be in the DC area February 21 to 26. In their grief the two fathers, who will be presenting at the screenings along with the director, went from being enemy fighters to best friends.

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Scientific truth has elegance about it. Elegance is …

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