"I take one step closer to you"
I attended Michael Franti's show in Montreal's Theatre Outremont last night - St-Paddy's day - where he screened his film I know I'm not Alone, that follows his journey through Baghdad, the Palestinian territories, and Israel to help him understand what life is like for those living in occupation. Franti's peace-sharing, and story-listening journey looks at the devastation of the young, US occupation, and the destruction of Palestine which has been existing for several generations. Armed with his guitar, and musical mesage - Franti gained the trust of many and access to their lives and homes through the universal sharing of music and storytelling, and with his courageous acts of initiating dialogue between conflicting sides.
Following the film, the night continued with a question and answer and then of course music!