IPSC Film Screening: Memory of the Cactus (al-Haq)

28/08/2008 - 20:00
28/08/2008 - 22:00

IPSC Film Screening: Memory of the Cactus (al-Haq)

The Story of Three Palestinian Villages

What: IPSC Film Screening: Memory of the Cactus - A Story of Three Palestinian Villages (plus Q&A session with John Reynolds of al-Haq)
When: 8pm, Thursday 28th August 2008
Where: New Theatre, Connolly Books, Essex St, Dublin 2
Cost: No Cover Charge

Memory of the Cactus - A film by al-Haq

Memory of the Cactus - A film by al-Haq

A documentary film revealing the true story behind Israel’s “Canada Park” – a story of dispossession, destruction and continuing displacement.

In 1967, three Palestinian villages of ‘Imwas, Yalo and Beit Nouba in the Latroun enclave of the West Bank were razed to the ground after Israel occupied the territory. Today, the residents of those villages remain displaced and barred from returning, while Israel treats the land as if it were part of Israel and refuses to acknowledge the Palestinian history of the area.

The film follows two separate but parallel journeys. Aisha Um Najeh takes us down the painful road that Palestinians have been forcefully pushed down, separating them in time and place from the land they nurtured; while Israelis walk freely through that land, enjoying its fruits.

Produced by al-Haq. Directed by Hanna Musleh (2008).

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdbiEtbYQoA

For more on 'al-Haq - Law in the Service of Man' see: http://www.alhaq.org

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