Date(s) - 22 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 22 November 2017 18:00 – 21:00
Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
Tickets available via Eventbrite
Hosted by Kemptown and Peacehaven Labour Party
“They face two enemies: the fire, and the occupation”
A screening of Firefighters Under Occupation, a documentary made by South Wales firefighter Ciaran Gibbons, based on the work of Jim Malone (FBU and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) in occupied Palestine. For further information about the film see below.
Ken Loach, esteemed award-winning film director, will be the special guest on a panel of speakers.
The discussion after the screening will address the question: How do we help achieve peace in Palestine?
Ken Loach will be joined on the panel by:
– Komal Adris, Save the Children
– Mark McDonald, Human Rights Barrister and Founder of Labour Friends of Palestine
– Jim Malone, FBU Palestinian Support Coordinator
– Anne Mitchell, Chair of Brighton and Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign
This event is free but we ask those who can afford it to donate £5 for each ticket they book to help pay for the costs of the event. Please book in advance via Eventbrite.
About the film:
Fireﬁghters Under Occupation offers a firefighter’s perspective on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, taking you on a journey from Dundee to Palestine.
An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces. Directed by Welsh Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) member Ciaran Gibbons, Fireﬁghters Under Occupation documents the humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by the FBU as well as the facilitation of training in Scotland and the long standing bond between Dundee and its twin town of Nablus.
Accompanied by Dundee-based FBU facilitator Jim Malone, Gibbons travelled to Palestine and Israel in 2015 to document the upsurge in violence in the country, visiting Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem and flashpoint Hebron, interviewing and meeting Palestinian firefighters and their families and discussing how Israeli firefighters found a mutual respect with the FBU in Scotland.