1. The Little Big West Bank Wall

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    from Joerg Daiber / Added

    Even miniaturized the the West Bank Barrier does not look cute or adorable. Living in Berlin myself, I find this wall (which is actually twice as high as the Berlin Wall used to be) very, very, very disturbing. This film was shot in Bethlehem, Palestine at Rachel's Tomb. The Tomb is completely surrounded by the West Bank Barrier, so it is only accessible from the Israeli side. A tilt-shift film by Joerg Daiber. WATCH HD AND FULL SCREEN! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiniatureFilms Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spoonfilm YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/littlebigworld Web: http://www.spoonfilm.com Music: Ave Maria by Franz Schubert Raw footage from the Little Big World series can be licensed here: http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?contractUrl=2&language=en-US&assetType=film&p=spoonfilm Shot with Black Magic Pocket Camera and LumixGH2, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix Lenses. Postproduction with Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium.

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    • The Concrete Curtain

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      from Benny Brunner / Added

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      The film chronicles the daily life of two Palestinian middle-class professionals who live in the shadow of "The Wall" in the greater Jerusalem area. THE CONCRETE CURTAIN is a sequel to THE WALL which I made a year earlier for Dutch TV. Photography: Eytan Harris. Editor: Simon Bunt. Director: Benny Brunner. Produced by Benny Brunner for Xela Films. In coproduction with LASSO Film & TV Production. Year: 2004-5. Duration: 76 minute. Festivals: Palestine Film Festival, London 2005; Arab Film Festival, San Francisco 2005. Screenings: various cinemas in Holland and Belgium 2005; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem cinematheques 2006. My filmography: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/bennybrunner

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      • Occupation of Ni'lin, Palestine - May 22, 2009

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        from Sheryle Carlson / Added

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        Occupation forces have shown no change in their increasingly violent response to the weekly demonstrations in Ni'lin and Bil’in against the Apartheid Wall. 15 people were injured, among them Mustafa ‘Amira, who was critically wounded after being shot in the head with a tear gas canister. Soldiers also arrested another young man, who was beaten severely in custody. In Ni'lin, where 300 Palestinians and international supporters gathered to march in protest against the Apartheid Wall, snipers were deployed in an under-construction building and armed soldiers in the fields and streets. Occupation forces fired excessive rounds of tear gas and young men and boys responded by throwing stones. More tear gas and live ammunition followed, ultimately preventing the march from taking place. Seven people were injured, including Mustafa 'Amira, who was shot at close range by a tear gas canister in the back of his head, and another man who was shot in the leg with a lead bullet. Both were rushed to a Ramallah hospital, where after surgery Mustafa 'Amira condition was stabilized. During the demonstration, soldiers also beat and arrested Muhanid Ahmed Khawajeh. An eyewitness reported that soldiers continued to beat Khawajeh after he had been detained. He is still in prison, joining the remaining two prisoners from al-Ma’sara. Bi'lin demonstrations mirrored Ni'lin, where the large crowd of residents and international delegates were prevented from reaching the Wall by road blockages and attacks. Dozens suffered gas inhalation and nine were shot with rubber coated steel bullets. Among those injured were Adeeb Aburahma, Omar Hisham Nasser, and fifteen year old Ahmad Aburahma. Repression of anti-Wall demonstrations has been mounting. In addition to live ammunition, soldiers have been employing high velocity tear gas rounds against protestors, and Mustafa ‘Amira is the latest in a series of incidents. Last month, Basem Abu Rahma was killed by one of these rounds in Bil’in, and prior to that American activist Tristian Anderson was nearly killed after being shot in the head in Ni’lin. While the tactics employed may be new, however, the use of lethal force against demonstrations is far from novel. In the last ten months, the Occupation forces have murdered four people in Ni'lin. Ten year old Ahmed Mousa was shot in the forehead with live ammunition 29 July 2008; seventeen year old Yousef Amira was shot twice with rubber-coated steel bullets 30 July 30 2008; twenty-two year old Arafat Rateb Khawaje was shot in the back with live ammunition on 28 December 2008; and on the same day twenty year old Mohammed Khawaje was shot in the head with live ammunition.

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        • NM IndyMedia 10-14-10 "Eyewitness Reports from the Middle East "

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          from Mike Swick / Added

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          Host Susan Schuurman interviews Highland High School teacher Becky Gordon, University of New Mexico freshman Danya Mustafa, and writer/educator/activist Iris Keltz about their recent trips to Israel-Palestine. Plus info on how to get more informed and to take action locally and nationally. New Mexico IndyMedia is an independent, unembedded news and public affairs TV program produced at Albuquerque Public Access Cable Channel 27 . New Mexico IndyMedia collaborates with Available Media Inc, a progressive non-profit producer of information designed to educate, enrich, and enlighten.

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          • Ken O'Keefe Lecture at Middlesex University - Israeli Apartheid Week - February 23, 2012

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            from Ken O'Keefe / Added

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            Here is my lecture last week at Middlesex University. The one with our friendly Zionists. Watch the video to see what they reckon I should be jailed for; 'incitement' they call it. I would have to agree that telling the truth is the most revolutionary activity of our time and the UK police have already arrested me once on bogus pretences so we shall see. Either way so be it, in life, death or in prison I will not be silent, we will not be silent, no matter what they do to me, there will be justice. TJP Middlesex University: Sponsored by Free Palestine Society & Interpal Israeli Apartheid Week February 23, 2012

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            • Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine (short version, 35 min., HD)

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              from Jennifer Hitchcock / Added

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              A husband and wife team of first-time filmmakers traveled to Israel and the West Bank to document the nonviolent Israeli and Palestinian peace and justice movement that has received little coverage in mainstream U.S. media. The result is the feature-length documentary Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine. While most American audiences associate the conflict only with war and terrorism, this documentary highlights the voices, opinions, and actions of the growing number of Israelis and Palestinians who are struggling to nonviolently end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just resolution to the conflict. In addition to sit-down interviews, the filmmakers accompany Israeli activists to a demonstration against the separation barrier in Bil’in, take a tour of Hebron with a Palestinian human rights activist, document their experience during an extended military curfew in Jayyous, and follow Israeli activists around settlements and new construction in East Jerusalem. Rather than focusing on one or two personal stories, audiences are introduced to several Israelis and Palestinians who each have their own unique experiences and opinions about the situation, including former Israeli soldiers and refusers, as well as former Palestinian militants, and a range of nonviolence activists. Interviewees express their thoughts about the conflict, including the obstacles to peace, their reasons for becoming activists, the role of the U.S., the importance of nonviolence, and prospects for a future resolution that recognizes the rights of both peoples. Interviews and first-hand tours reveal perspectives and realities that defy stereotypes and humanize people on both sides. Produced, Directed, Edited, and Filmed by Jennifer Hitchcock and Vernon Hall

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              • Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine (short version, 35 min., SD)

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                from Jennifer Hitchcock / Added

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                A husband and wife team of first-time filmmakers traveled to Israel and the West Bank to document the nonviolent Israeli and Palestinian peace and justice movement that has received little coverage in mainstream U.S. media. The result is the feature-length documentary Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine. While most American audiences associate the conflict only with war and terrorism, this documentary highlights the voices, opinions, and actions of the growing number of Israelis and Palestinians who are struggling to nonviolently end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just resolution to the conflict. In addition to sit-down interviews, the filmmakers accompany Israeli activists to a demonstration against the separation barrier in Bil’in, take a tour of Hebron with a Palestinian human rights activist, document their experience during an extended military curfew in Jayyous, and follow Israeli activists around settlements and new construction in East Jerusalem. Rather than focusing on one or two personal stories, audiences are introduced to several Israelis and Palestinians who each have their own unique experiences and opinions about the situation, including former Israeli soldiers and refusers, as well as former Palestinian militants, and a range of nonviolence activists. Interviewees express their thoughts about the conflict, including the obstacles to peace, their reasons for becoming activists, the role of the U.S., the importance of nonviolence, and prospects for a future resolution that recognizes the rights of both peoples. Interviews and first-hand tours reveal perspectives and realities that defy stereotypes and humanize people on both sides. Produced, Directed, Edited, and Filmed by Jennifer Hitchcock and Vernon Hall

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                • Clip: Jayyous (SD)

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                  from Jennifer Hitchcock / Added

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                  The Palestinian West Bank village of Jayyous began holding weekly demonstrations against the Israeli separation barrier that confiscated much of the village's farmland. In response to these nonviolent demonstrations, the Israeli border police and military have been imposing curfews in the village. From the feature documentary Dreams Deferred: The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

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                  • Neil Young - Honour the Boycott!

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                    from Free Xero / Added

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                    • This Body is a Prison

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                      from dylan bergeson / Added

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                      Go behind the scenes of media coverage of the West Bank and enter a world where terror is a daily reality. Against the backdrop of this politically tumultuous environment there emerges a deeply layered story of a nation fractured by walls both physical and internalized. A professor of psychology, a catholic school English teacher and a political activist discuss the existential dilemmas faced by Palestinian youth as they attempt to develop a sense of self in a land carved by war. Their observations begin to take on new gravity as rare footage transports the viewer deep inside the chaos of a military invasion of a Palestinian refugee camp. The ending analysis is both surprising and thought provoking as interview subjects grapple to maintain a sense of hope.

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