#Newcastle:Film for #Palestine: The Iron Wall

To commemorate Nakba day – the 62nd anniversary of the beginning of the driving of the Palestinian people from their land.

Directed by | Mohammed Alatar Length: 52mins | Year of production: 2006

In 1923 prominent Zionist Vladimir Jabotinsky wrote that, “colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population...only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population – behind an Iron Wall, which the native population cannot breach.”

From that day these words became the official and unspoken policy of the Zionist movement and the state of Israel. Settlements were used to create a foothold in Palestine. After 1967 and the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the project was revived to create “facts on the ground” and make the creation of a Palestinian state impossible. There are now over 200 settlements throughout the West Bank blocking the emergence of a contiguous Palestinian territory.

The Iron Wall exposes this phenomenon, following the timeline, size, and population of the settlements, and their impact on the peace process. The film also touches on the latest project to entrench the settlements as permanent “facts on the ground” – the wall.

PAY ON THE DOOR: £2 minimum (extra donations are welcome)

Thursday, May 20, 2010
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Side Cinema
5-9 Side, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom