Hello again everyone. I’m very happy to announce that the blog has been freed of malicious code and is now entirely safe to visit and use. My apologies to anyone who had their computer attacked with nasty malware – if you did please be sure to do a full system scan to check for sneaky viruses. I’m also sorry for the enforced and unwanted weeklong silence. For those who are interested, you can read about the cause and culprit here (it seems I was not alone!). My deep thanks to Ichihashi-san and Xavier Olive for the advice and help they offered, to the Godlike Bertrand Marquet for actually finding the solution, and to my old friend Rik Abel in jolly old England for implementing it. And now – on with the next post!
After 1967 and the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the aim of the settlement movement became clear – create facts on the ground and make the creation of a Palestinian state impossible. Thirty nine years of occupation and the policy started showing results… …The Iron Wall documentary exposes this phenomenon and follows the timeline, size, population of the settlements, and its impact on the peace process. This film also touches on the latest project to make the settlements a permanent fact on the ground – the wall that Israel is building in the West Bank … …Settlements and related infrastructures are impacting every aspect of life for all Palestinians from land confiscation, theft of natural resources, confiscation of the basic human rights, creation of an apartheid-like system, to the devastating impact in regards to the future of the region and the prospect of the peace process. LINK
Here’s the good word from our friend Sean Roe:
“FOR GAZA” Eigakan presents a special screening on May 14th at Kyoto’s Urbanguild. “The Iron Wall” directed by Mohammed Alatar (2006) is in English with Japanese Subtitles. There will be 2 screenings.
Doors Open: 18:00
2nd screening: 20:45-22:15
Charge: 1000yen （one drink included）
Tasty food available and there will be an after event party with great music from the Middle East!
To get to Urbanguild: from Sanjo Dori go down Kiyamachi Dori Urbanguild is on the east side (the left side as you walk from Sanjo) about 150 metres down. Its on the 3rd floor of New Kyoto Building which you can access by elevator or stairs.
Many thanks to Sean! Here is the only trailer I could find online. Yes, the subtitles are German but the spoken narrative is mostly in English – and on the night it will of course be in English with Japanese subtitles! Check The Iron Wall website for more details.
Check back here tomorrow for two more weekend events respectively involving finely crafted poetry and fine craft beers!