Degrees of Incarceration: Documentary Screening and Q&A


From Carina Kurban ’14:

The documentary will be followed by a question and answer with the directors (Amahl Bishara and Nidal Al-Azraq). Come early for some delicious HUMMUS and BABAGHANOUJ from my dad’s Lebanese restaurant!!!

Degrees of Incarceration documents the effects political imprisonment has on a community of Palestinians in the West Bank. As of August 2012, some 4,380 Palestinians were in Israeli prisons for political reasons, according to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem. This included 30 children under the age of 16 and 164 between the ages of 16 and 18. Over 200 Palestinians were being held without charge, in administrative detention. Since 1967, over 600,000 Palestinians have passed through Israeli prisons. Yet this issue rarely receives the attention many Palestinians believe it deserves. The film introduces viewers to Palestinian mothers, teenagers, children, and community leaders as they strive to support each other through crises of arrest and detention.

Date: Thursday, Feb 28
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Place: Shanklin 107
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