Palestine: Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints
20. Mai 2018
Film: Checkpoint (Israel, 2003) Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir's depiction of the checkpoints that the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Authority. More than three million Palestinians live in The West Bank and Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli military authority since 1967. This award-winning film documents the impact of the enforced boundaries know as "checkpoints" on the Israeli border, the border guards drafted to monitor them, and the Palestinians who pass through them every day.
In commemoration of 70 years of an ongoing Nakba, we would like to invite the public for a film screening and discussion about the daily lives of Palestinians under Israeli apartheid. Under apartheid laws, freedom of mobility, a basic right from which European citizens enjoy, is deprived from more than three million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Israeli military authority since 1967. The rights to move freely is the topic of Yoav Shamir's Documentary. This award-winning film documents the impact of the enforced boundaries known as "checkpoints", a term which became a synonym for the inherent brutality of life under Israeli military law. The event will be introduced and hosted by Stavit Sinai, followed by an introduction of the BDS campaign.