Detaining Dreams tells the stories of four Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and prosecuted in the Israeli military detention system. From the moment of arrest, Palestinian children encounter ill-treatment and torture at the hands of Israeli forces. Three out of four experience physical violence during arrest or interrogation.
OBAIDA explores a Palestinian child’s experience of Israeli military arrest. Each year, some 700 Palestinian children undergo military detention in a system where ill-treatment is widespread and institutionalized. For these young detainees, few rights are guaranteed, even on paper.
A virtual discussion with panelists
Shaina Low - Advocacy Officer at Defense for Children International–Palestine
Yaz J. – Former Palestinian youth detainee, No Way to Treat a Child Campaign
Estee Chandler - Host/Producer of KPFK’s Middle East in Focus, moderator
How this will work:
1 - Register here for the Voices from the Holy Land Online Film Salon:
2 - Watch both short films at your convenience before the event:
3 - Join the conversation on Zoom with your thoughts and questions for our speakers on December 13th at 3 pm ET/12 noon PT