Piece of Mind is pleased to announce the launch of a new, weekly feature, REEL Thursdays!
REEL Thursdays aims to share a weekly dose of movies, documentaries, and independent films which deal with a variety of important issues including, but not limited to, human rights, political activism, social justice, non-violent peace movements, and stories of struggle, resistance, and triumph in an otherwise oppressive world.
And now for our first REEL Thursdays feature…
Title: In the Spider’s Web
Duration: 47 mins.
In the Spider’s Web is a documentary produced by Al-Haq and is part of Al-Haq’s campaign to stop collective punishment practiced by Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
In the Spider’s Web provides an overview of these punitive measures against the Palestinian civilians. While the film mainly addresses the accounts of two women, it also highlights the impact that collective punishment has on the whole civilian population. The film also takes the audience to a girls’ school in Hebron, where it shows a typical day in the lives of these students. The documentary also seeks to capture and relay some of the disastrous implications of the continuing construction of the Annexation Wall and the further expropriation of land for its construction.
The film is in Arabic with English subtitles and can be viewed on YouTube at the following link. (Just click on Part 1 and it will automatically play the consecutive parts in the playlist.)