NAKBA Commemoration – Film: EMWAS Sunday 17th May 17.00 (BST)

EMWAS (52 mins) dir Dima Abu Ghosh

SUNDAY 17 MAY 17.00hrs (UK)

Post screen discussion with director Dima Abu Ghosh; John Nicholson (Stop the JNF campaign); Anandi Ramamurthy (Cinema Palestino)

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/168180667

Tickets are free but please book via Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-emwas-tickets-103610710424

To commemorate the Nakba, we will remember the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinian villages beyond 1948. In 1967, on the second day of the 1967 war, Dima Abu Ghosh was forced to flee her village, along with all its inhabitants, when she was two years old. None of the villagers was ever able to return. After demolishing Emwas and a neighboring village, the Israeli government turned the area into a public park called the Canada Park. The film follows the journey of the director, Dima Abu Ghosh, as she brings the demolished village to life and rebuilds her demolished hometown through a model, to restore the memories of its inhabitants and their dreams.

Following the screening we will discuss the film with director Dima Abu Ghosh. We will also be joined by John Nicholson from Stop the JNF campaign. The development of Canada Park, on the demolished villages, was supported by the Jewish National Fund (JNF). JNF still hold charitable status in the UK. But how can such ethnic cleansing be classed as a charitable act?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/168180667

Tickets are free but please book via Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-emwas-tickets-103610710424

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17th May 2020 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm