'Breaking the generations: Palestinian prisoners and medical rights' is a topical human rights documentary that explores how Israel’s widespread and systematic use of arrest and detention is a key tool of Israel’s military occupation and colonization, designed to crush resistance and to spread fear in individuals, families and communities. It examines this policy further by exploring what the consequences of this are for the health of Palestinian prisoners, who face widespread, institutionalized medical negligence inside Israeli prisons. It further raises the question of the complicity of the international community in this ongoing state of affairs. The film features interviews with Palestinian prisoners and their families and with leading humanitarian physicians and lawyers.
Given the recent and growing number of high-profile hunger strike campaigns, and the Israeli government’s unethical response to this, by legislating force-feeding in the summer of 2015, this is a topical film that explores a central element of systematic control through the topic of physical and mental health.