A Land Without Borders: Film & Discussion
Join NIF New Gen for a film special!
We’ll be screening the powerful 60 minute documentary A Land Without Borders and then exploring the complex issues raised with our guest speaker, Merphie Bubis of Breaking the Silence. Make sure you register below to confirm your place.
The film follows Israeli journalist Nir Baram as he travels through the West Bank speaking to Palestinians & settlers – and has to re-evaluate the traditional approach to resolving the conflict. Throughout the film, Nir confronts the idea of a two-state solution from both a Palestinian and Israeli perspective, and tackles issues that the Israeli left often choose to overlook: the Palestinian attachment to the right of return dating from 1948, the settlers’ argument that there is no moral difference between the events of 1948 and those of 1967, and the passionate attachment felt on both sides to the entirety of the land.
We’re incredibly lucky to have Merphie Bubis joining us to help navigate the complex and challenging issues raised by the film. Having grown up in an Orthodox home in Jerusalem, Merphie went on to serve in the Israeli army in the Nablus area of the West Bank. What she saw as a soldier changed her, and motivates her work as the Diaspora Coordinator of Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli army veterans who work to expose the public to the daily reality of the occupation and Israeli military rule over the Palestinian civilian population in the territories.
Sunday 10 March
Belsize Park location (address will be emailed out following registration)
3:30 Arrive, drinks, snacks
4:00 Film starts
5:00 Discussion with Merphie chaired by NIF Fellow Tash Lever
5:45 Feel free to stay, snack & chat