Human Rights films on Palestine
For a change this blog is not a review. I watched the two films Ghost Hunting and Palestinian Children under Fire. Post screening there was the Q&A that provided further learning .. if you have read the news and recent news (read Ahed Tamimi or the Unseen costs of imprisioning Palestine minors
Vikalp@Prithvi is a monthly series of documentaries and short films followed by a discussion, brought to you by Vikalp: Films for Freedom in collaboration with Prithvi Theatre, on the last Friday of every month at 7 pm. Entry is always free. On July 27, Vikalp@Prithvi screened two films on Palestine followed by Q&A with the director and human rights activists.
The first film was 'Palestinian Children Under Fire' Directed by Amal Wahdan
Followed by Q&A with Apoorva, South Asia Coordinator at the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee and Feroze Mithiborwala, General Secretary, India Palestine Solidarity Forum.
About the Film: The film catalogues historic and current Israeli human rights abuses perpetrated against Palestinian people, especially children, providing the most up-to-date record of such instances of human rights violations available to date.
Amal Wahdan is a Palestinian women and human rights activist and former political prisoner. She was one of the founders of the Unified Leadership of the Intifada 1988. She is the Chairwoman of the Shaikh Hasan Foundation.
The second film screening was of 'Ghost Hunting'. Followed by Q&A with Palestinian Director Raed Andoni
About the Film: A filmmaker, searching for former inmates of Jerusalem’s Moskobiya interrogation center for a documentary, places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. After a casting process, the men reenact their interrogations, discuss details about the prison, and express the humiliation they experienced during detention.
For those in Mumbai do visit every last Friday of a month at 7 pm for Vikalp@Prithvi film screening and Q&A at
At Prithvi House, Opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Bombay