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TPFF: This is My Land (at Jackman Hall, AGO)
Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm| $8 - $12
Copresented with TPFF: This is My Land
Note: at Jackman Hall – AGO (317 Dundas St W) not Beit Zatoun
How do the Palestinian and Israeli (Arab and Jewish) education systems teach the history of their nations?
This Is My Land follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over one academic year in schools set in Jerusalem, Northern Israel, Nablus, Ramallah and a settlement. The film interweaves the stories of the teachers and their classes in parallel, revealing the different and sometimes opposing universes of the teachers and their schools. Through observing their exchanges and confrontations with students, debates with the ministries curriculum, and its restrictions, the viewers obtain an intimate glimpse into the profound and long lasting effect that the Israeli/Palestinian conflict transmits onto the next generation.
First Prize FIFOG D’OR
Grand Prix « Mediterranean Challenges »
Washington DC Filmfest, Social Justice Prize
Tirana International Film Festival – TIFF, “MEDIA AWARD”
Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Official Selection
This is My Land | Tamara Erde | Documentary | 2014 | France | 93 mins
Copresenter: Diaspora Film Festival and Beit Zatoun