CAMERA-supported group Mustangs United for Israel hosted a film screening of ‘Healing Ink’ at California Polytechnic State University.
‘Healing Ink’ is a film about wounded Israeli soldiers, or victims of terror, healing through getting tattoo art. Artists 4 Israel completed this project in Summer of 2016, where a group of international artists traveled to Jerusalem to give free tattoos to veterans or survivors of terror attacks.
Artists 4 Israel brings art, healing and protection to communities and people ravished by war. They cover scars on bodies, uplifting all people to overcome the struggles of living in crises with permanent and direct quality of life changes through arts and culture based humanitarian aid and social service projects.
Along with the screening of the film, CAMERA-supported Mustangs United for Israel also invited Craig Dershowitz, the Executive Director of A4I, and Sgula Dershowitz, his wife, to the event. After the 40 minute screen filming, the two engaged the audience in a very interactive question and answer session about the film itself, the events that happened there, and any general questions about Israel.
Craig and Sgula were able to share very intimate moments from the trip and amazing stories which they couldn’t share in the film. Overall, it was a very successful event and many people felt a very strong connection to the film and the idea behind it.
Contributed by Daniel Kosky, CAMERA Intern