Firefighters Under Occupation

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Firefighters Under Occupation

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the Witness Palestine series.

Duration: 

70m

Rating: 

Not Rated

Sunday, October 20
2:30PM  

About the Film:

In 2015, Welsh filmmaker and firefighter Ciaran Gibbons traveled to Palestine and discussed the challenges of fighting fires in Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, and Jerusalem. His film documents the lives and work of the Palestinian firefighters who work in the occupied West Bank. An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces.

This film documents humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by The Fire Brigade Union of the U.K. as well as facilitation of training in Scotland. It presents the upsurge of violence in the country through interviews and meetings with Palestinian firefighters and their families, and offers their perspectives on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, celebrating their bravery and dedication.

Immediately following the screening two principals in the film will be present in Little 5 to respond to your questions: Ciaran Gibbons, filmmaker, and Jim Malone, who appears in the film.

Language: Arabic, English, and Hebrew

Firefighters Under Occupation trailer