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War on Children in Occupied Palestine

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

| $5

The shocking Australian film Stone Cold Justice presented by Reel Activism

The 2014 film produced by a group of Australian journalists which sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Israel’s use of torture against Palestinian children.  Stone Cold Justice documents how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces, are subjected to physical abuse, torture and forced into false confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian activists. Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop has spoken out against Israel’s use of torture stating that “I am deeply concerned by allegations of the mistreatment of Palestinian children,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor has described the human rights abuses documented in the film as “intolerable”.

The film is followed by a discussion with psychoanalyst, Judy Deutsch who gave a keynote paper on the Exploitation of Children at the joint Gaza Community Mental Health Programme and World Health Organization’s Building Bridges meeting in Ramallah and Gaza City in 2008. She also co-edited a recent Canadian Dimension Magazine issue focusing on children.

The 45-minute film from 2014 can be viewed at vimeo.

Need to know:
– Doors open at 6:50
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities

Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.