Of Land and Bread begins with a Palestinian farmer who is forced to fight for his own land. It belongs to Israel, claims a Jewish man who plans to grow grain here. “You will all be our slaves,” he says. “If you’re found worthy.”
This is but one of the many examples of bullying and humiliation that pervades the lives of Palestinians. We see dozens of short films made with cameras provided by the human rights organization B’Tselem, and then edited by director Ehab Tarabieh into this angry montage of provocations. Military personnel seem to love making things difficult for Palestinians and their children, while Israeli citizens continue to stoke the flames by throwing rocks and shouting racist chants.
As the film unfolds, things go from bad to worse. By editing together so many documents of the Palestinians’ awful reality, Tarabieh makes the feeling of injustice creep deep under our skin.
Join the Q&A Panel discussion with
Roy Yellin – Director of Public Advocacy, B’Tselem, Israel
Ruthie Ginsburg – Faculty, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
Jamal Najjab – (Moderator) Photojournalist and human rights advocate
Register to watch this powerful film for free and to join the Q&A panel discussion here: https://tinyurl.com/VFHLApril2022
The April 2022 Online Film Salon is co-sponsored by the Israel-Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church USA.