Sunday, September 24, 2006

This is Not Your War

This is Not Your War:

"The poignant testimony of Lynn Gras, an American nurse volunteer, who was giving training in neonatal intensive care in Palestinian hospitals under siege during the Israeli attacks on Gaza and Ramallah in May of 2003, forms the basis for this documentary. She describes the impact of the occupation on the physical and mental health of the Palestinian population, and the staff at the hospitals that she visited. We follow Lynn as she travels through the occupied territories, negotiating checkpoints and encountering many dangers along the way. A brief history of the region is interwoven with the narrative. Producer: John Odam; Writer: Lawrence Ludlow (2003)"

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Salman Abu Sitta: The Geography of Occupation

Salman Abu Sitta: The Geography of Occupation:

"Professor Salman H. Abu-Sitta of the London-based Palestine Land Society gives a personal account of how he became a refugee in Palestine in 1948. Using data from his research, Abu-Sitta shows how over 600 Palestinian villages were systematically depopulated by the advancing Israeli forces, leaving many others dismembered by an arbitrary cease-fire line. With maps and demographic statistics, Abu-Sitta shows that, in effect, Zoinist policies were an ethnic cleasing campaign that resulted in a massive transfer of native Palestinians to the countries bordering Israel, where thousands remain within 100 miles from their original communities. Producer: Ed Sweed"

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Interview: Azmi Bishara

Interview: Azmi Bishara:

"Head of the National Democratic Assembly political party, Azmi Bashara was born in Nazareth to Christian parents. He is a Palestinian and a citizen of Israel. He represents Israel's Palestinian minority in the Knesset. Bishara studies at Humboldt University in Germany, is head of the philosophy department at Bir Zeit University, and is senior researcher at the Van-Leer Institute in Jerusalem. He was one of the founders of the National Democratic Assembly, or Balad. He describes himself as a humanist, a democrat, a liberal, and a neo-nasserite. In this interview Bishara examines turning Israel into a state of all of its citizens, opposing the institutionalized inequality that exists now between Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel. Producer: Ed Sweed (2004)"

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