An inspiring and moving story of community cooperation, non-violent resistance and sustainable development in the West Bank village of Battir, told by Hassan Muamer.
The Palestinian village of Battir is located a few kilometres south-west of Jerusalem, in the Central Highlands between Nablus and Hebron. It has been transformed through sustainable agricultural and urban regeneration, eco-tourism and the creation of co-operative local enterprises.
Battir became the second UNESCO world heritage site in Palestine and incredibly, through all of this, stopped the Separation Barrier being built through it. Battir is an almost entirely self-sustaining community, which has received zero outside funding. It’s heart-warming success is entirely due to the hard-work, resilience and cooperation of its residents!Details
12th Jul 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, behind Central Library, Manchester, M2 5NS