Screen/Society--Rights! Camera! Action!/Documenting the Middle East [Palestine]--"Broken" (Special Work-In-Progress screening) + Q&A
Special "Work in Progress" Film Screening:
(Mohammed Alatar, Switzerland/Palestine, In Progress, 58 Min, in English, Color, Digita)
-- Q&A to follow w/ Prof. Amahl Bishara (Anthropology, Tufts University)!
Broken is a film by renowned director Mohammed Alatar about International Law, the International Court of Justice, and the Israeli Wall in Palestine. When the International Court of Justice elevated the Israeli-Palestine conflict to a new level of visibility in 2004 with its decision about the wall, many saw it as turning point in the history both of Palestine and of International Law. But will history turn? Broken is a filmmaker’s journey across three continents, attempting to find answers.
About the Speaker:
Amahl Bishara is an anthropologist who looks at expression, space, media, and settler colonialism in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Through ethnographies of protest as well as of more everyday forms of expression, she looks at the barriers to how Palestinians and Israelis communicate.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the Duke Human Rights Center @FHI, the Humanities Futures Initiative, the Human Rights Archive, the Trent Foundation, AMES Presents, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI). The Rights! Camera! Action! series is coordinated with See/Think/Act, which examines how visual culture interacts with human rights.