Who’s at the CHECKPOINT?

Screen Shot 2021-02-15 at 6.49.12 PMPlease join our brothers and sisters from St. Marks Episcopal Church (Seattle) Mideast Focus Ministry group for a film series of 7 films over the next 3 months.  The first film:


The film follows Jewish-Israeli human-rights lawyer Lea Tsemel as she navigates through the Israeli judicial system in defense of Palestinian political prisoners.  The film includes archival footage of past cases Tsemel was involved in over a five-decade long career; interviews with Tsemel and her family members, including her husband, Michel Warschawski and their daughter and son, as well as interns and associates at Tsemel’s law firm; and closely follows two contemporary cases represented by Tsemel and her co-counsel, Tareq Barghout.

Following the film there will be a discussion with host John McKay, Former U.S. Attorney for Western Washington and special guest Lea Tsemel, the subject of the film!

Date: Friday, February 19, 2021
Time: To get a link to watch the film at your convenience, send a message to seattlemideastfocus@gmail.com

You will get the link around 4pm on Wednesday, February 17th and have until 8:30 on Friday, February 19th to watch the film. The discussion will begin at 8:30pm

Information: Additional information and list of all films here →
Tickets: Free, must register
Event Details


  1. Send an email to seattlemideastfocus@gmail.com to get a link to the film
  2. Watch the film between 4pm on 2/17 and 8:30pm on 2/19
  3. Join the discussion on 2/19 at 8:30pm via this Zoom link.
  4. If you are watching the film right before the discussion, then start it by 6:30pm since it is almost two hours long.

More information here →

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