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FILM: Village under the Forest

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Film screening & discussion: Village under the Forest (S. Africa, 2013) when greening is an act of obliteration...

Doors open 7pm, event starts: 7.30pm. Free entry.

Followed by a discussion - guest speaker to be announced

As a child in South Africa, writer/narrator Heidi Grunebaum put her pennies in a JNF (Jewish National Fund) box to help build a forest in Israel. Twenty years later she revisits the forest she helped finance, only to find that it was not a project for growth but rather one that would disguise deliberate obliteration of the Palestinian village Lubya, by Zionist forces in 1948. Prompted by a questioning of what it meant to be complicit with Apartheid, the film tackles the question of responsibility in light of the erasure of the village. "Village Under the Forest” is directed by South African filmmaker, Mark Kaplan and written and narrated by Jewish Cape Town based author Heidi Grunebaum.

Plus delicious Middle-Eastern food by Alia!


Hackney Palestine Solidarity Campaign