Film screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

Thursday, February 26, 2015 18:00to20:00
Morrice Hall Tuesday Night Café, room 017, 3485 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1, CA

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

While not perfect, the apartheid analogy is a useful framework by which to educate people on the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Our film delves into those issues, comparing the many similar laws and tools used by both Israel and apartheid-era South Africa. The audience will see what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and inside Israel while gaining a deeper understanding of the conflict with the help of respected analysts on the subject. Combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, the film forms a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.

Post-screening discussion with: Michelle Hartman, Associate Professor, Institute of Islamic Studies; Samia al-Botmeh, Visiting Professor, Insitute of Islamic Studies; Vincent Romani, Professor in Political Science at Université du Québec à Montréal

presented by the Islamic Studies Library & the MUNACA Social Justice Committee

Official site and trailer: www.roadmaptoapartheid.org



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