A Stone's Throw from Prison
Starting at 2:00 PM
2016 - Spain, Palestine
Screening with: From Beneath the Earth
Between 2010 and 2014, nearly 3,000 Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli forces for reasons like throwing stones. Many are kept in solitary confinement for days, shackled and subjected to intimidating questioning without the presence of their parents or a lawyer. Mohammad Zedani, 14, has been arrested six times. The experience has left him traumatised: he struggles to sleep and displays symptoms of PTSD. The film tells his story, along with those of Rami and Ahmed, three out of thousands of children affected by the occupation. We also hear from those working to stop the abuses.
Q&A to follow with Sahar Francis, director of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (via skype)