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Four films dealing with Palestine and Israel will be screened in Vancouver, BC (Canada) in two days, March 1-2.
The Just Film Festival is produced by a group of partners including:
CODEVELOPMENT CANADA, LANGARA COLLEGE CONTINUING STUDIES, WORLD COMMUNITY, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and VILLAGE VANCOUVER.
The fourth is Sponsored by Building Bridges Vancouver
Full schedule here.
A controversial ad campaign on Vancouver’s transit system showing the territory of Palestine shrinking into the state of Israel will run in other Canadian cities this fall, says the coalition behind the images.
“We do know that in other Canadian cities, for example in Toronto and in Calgary, there will be ads” running sometime this fall sponsored by advocates in those cities, said Charlotte Kates, a spokeswoman for seven Vancouver-based groups calling themselves the Palestine Awareness Coalition.
Kates said the images, which went up in Vancouver on Tuesday, show the steady occupation of Palestinian territory by Israel. The coalition got the idea for the “Disappearing Palestine” campaign from similar ads that have run in American cities like New York, Seattle and San Francisco.
25 October 2012. Full press conference by Jim Manly at the Vancouver airport on his way home to Nanaimo. Jim was one of 30 crew members of the Ship to Gaza Estelle who were hijacked by the Israeli navy in international waters while attempting to reach Gaza. He was detained by the Israeli army for 4 days before being deported back to Canada. Israel imposes an illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip virtually imprisoning 1.6 million Palestinians.
Jim Manly arrived in Vancouver to give a press conference about his experience on the Estelle and in an Israeli detention centre. I was accompanied by his wife Eva and surrounded by friends and media.
Here are some photos
BY CHARLOTTE KATES
JULY 19, 2012
On our second day in Gaza, we spent the day with the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC), an independent, grassroots Palestinian organization that operates in both Gaza and the West Bank, organizing Palestinian farmers and engaging in programs to support Palestinian farmers’ and agricultural workers’ steadfastness, independence and resistance to occupation. Palestinian agricultural workers are on the front lines in confronting occupation – their existence and continued presence on their land is a deep and abiding resistance.