Posted on | February 23, 2015 | No Comments

The 2015 IAW at UEA will join the international solidarity movement, and take place during the week of the 23rd to the 27th of February, at the same time as other UK Universities. There will be a stall in the Hive throughout the week with various resources, and information for those who would like to find out more and join the activities.

Tuesday 24: (7:00 pm – Congregation hall 0.17) Film Screening “5 Broken Cameras” (2011) Directors: Palestinan Emad Burnat and Israeli Guy Davidi
The International Award winning documentary film is a personal account of the conflict by Palestinian Emad Burnet. Burnet documents his West Bank village of Bil’in’s resistance to the encroachment of Israeli settlements. Burnet began recording the film with his first camera in 2005, filming the violent raids of the Israeli Army, and over the course of 5 years each of his camera’s is shot and smashed by these authorities.

Wednesday 25: (7:00 pm- JSC 1.02) Mark Zeitoun Lecture: “Roots and Future of the Jordan River Conflict”
Abstract: Sustainable management of international transboundary waters requires effective international cooperation, based on common goals and fair water-sharing principles. The situation is perhaps most critical in the Middle East, where recent developments on the Tigris and Nile Rivers are cause for both hope and concern. The most heavily securitized river basin in the world – the Jordan Basin – is scrutinized within this context. At the root of tensions is the extremely asymmetric use of the Jordan flows by Israel, and the impact this has on Palestinian and Lebanese development efforts.
Mark Zeitoun is author of Power and Water in the Middle East: The hidden politics of the Palestinian – Israeli Water Conflict, and a Reader with the UEA Water Security Research Centre at the School of International Development (

Thursday 26: Film Screening (7:00 pm – Congregation hall 1.21) “Omar” (2013) Director: Hany Abu-Assad
The award winning and Oscar nominated drama-thriller film tells the story of a young Palestinian freedom fighter who agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing.
Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Society at UEA


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