From Balfour to Banksy: Divisions and Visions in Palestine
Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 | 19:00 - 21:00
100 years ago Britain’s Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour set in motion the vision of Israel... His ‘Balfour Declaration’ had another, disastrous impact: the dispossession of the Palestinian people.
This film looks at other visions -- including a wide range of views from occupied Palestine today, ranging from anger to attempts at envisioning a future. It also shows the vision of another Englishman: the contemporary artist Banksy, who has created in Palestine a hotel that is also a remarkable satirical art installation.
How do today’s Palestinians live, behind the ‘security wall’? What change must come?
Martin Buckley, Director, has worked in BBC TV as a reporter, director and producer as well as for the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel. For over 20 years, he reported for From Our Own Correspondent, Radio 4/World Service. He has also published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including the Independent, the Observer, the Times, the Telegraph and the New Statesman.
Miranda Pinch, Producer, a retired social worker, is active in Palestinian human rights issues with several organisations and travels to the region regularly. She is the daughter of a Jewish refugee who was ashamed at Israel’s inhumane treatment of the Palestinians supposedly ‘in her name’ as a Jew. She is passionate about human rights and justice and believes there is no excuse for any group to claim greater rights and privileges than others.
Tickets £1 online or £5 at the door