A good number of people came to our film night at the Cinema Museum, Kennington on 5 December. The film, Imprisoning a Generation, by the US film maker and activist Zelda Edmunds was both moving and disturbing, exploring the lives of Motaz from Aida refugee camp, Marawan from Hebron, Nooran from Bethlehem and Shadi from East Jerusalem, all of whom had experienced harrassment, detention and imprisonment at the hands of the Israeli Military and Courts. Following the film journalist and writer Victoria Brittain led a full discussion on the need to maintain advocacy and campaining work here in the UK to raise awareness of this issue and to challenge the legality and morality of these detentions.
The film raised £240 through donations, this is ear-marked for the Aida Youth Centre, and £120 from the sale of Palestinian goods.
Useful resources for those who would like to know more about this issue:
- Delegation Report from 2012: Children in Military Custody
Military Court Watch
Defence of Children Palestine