Jerusalem: The East Side Story (Palestine, 2008,57 min, DVCAM)
By: Mohammed Alatar
Screens: Sunday, October 19, 1pm
In 1948, the western part of Jerusalem fell under Israeli control. In 1967, the eastern part fell under Israeli occupation. Since then, Israel has pursued a policy of Judaizing the city to achieve a Jewish demographic superiority. Part of this policy is to drive Palestinian Muslims and Christians out of the city, denying their presence, history, and ties to the land. Jerusalem: The East Side Story takes you on a journey outlining and exposing this Israeli policy to gain supremacy and hegemony over the city and its inhabitants. The film includes interviews with Palestinian and Israeli leaders, human rights activists and political analysts.
Mohammed Alatar is a filmmaker and human rights activist. He is the founder and director of the Palestinians for Peace and Democracy (P4PD). His films include The Iron Wall - highly acclaimed Palestinian documentary - and Jerusalem: The East side story. As a human rights activist, Alatar was nominated in 2002 for the prestigious Martin Luther King award in the USA.