My Neighborhood: Documentation and Activism on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn)
Join us as we explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by looking at some of the documentary media being produced around it. We will focus on Just Vision, a trailblazing organization creating provocative, award-winning features, shorts, and multimedia resources aimed at raising awareness about Palestinians and Israelis working nonviolently to resolve the conflict and end the occupation. Just Vision collaborators, Jessica Devaney, Neta Patrick, Aida Shibli, and Uri Ayalon will present in full their new short My Neighbourhood, fresh off of it’s Tribeca premiere. This short is a powerful look at court sanctioned evictions of Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah through the eyes of an 11 year-old boy. Following this we will get an overview of their goals and how they use media to support the work of activists on the ground through partnerships with various media outlets, institutions, and NGOs.