Tuesday, 26 March
University of Toronto
Lash Miller – Room 158
Note: Charlotte Kates of Samidoun will join the panel discussion over Skype following the film along with several other speakers.
A STONE’S THROW FROM PRISON
65 mins, Raquel Castells
Documentary, 2016 – Spain, Palestine
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/79281086
Between 2010 and 2014, nearly 3,000 Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli forces for reasons like throwing stones. Many are kept in solitary confinement for days, shackled and subjected to intimidating questioning without the presence of their parents or a lawyer. Mohammad Zedani, 14, has been arrested six times. The experience has left him traumatised: he struggles to sleep and displays symptoms of PTSD. The film tells his story, along with those of Rami and Ahmed, three out of thousands of children affected by the occupation. We also hear from those working to stop the abuses.
This even is co-organized by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) and Faculty for Palestine