ROADMAP TO APARTHEID - film screening - Cinema Politica @ The Bloor
Join Cinema Politica @ The Bloor on Tuesday, March 5th, for the screening of ROADMAP TO APARTHEID, in collaboration with Israeli Apartheid Week - Toronto and featuring special guest speakers!
ROADMAP TO APARTHEID / Eron Davidson and Ana Nogueira / US / 2012 / 95 ' / English
An essay film comparing the policies of White S. Africa & Israel, this provocative doc is an original contribution to the ongoing discussion of Palestine/Israel.
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Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an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.
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