Thursday, May 12th, 2011

juliano mer-khamis tribute at amnesty uk

On 20 April 2011, a tribute event was held in London in memory of director, actor and filmmaker Juliano Mer Khamis. Juliano was assassinated on 4 April 2011 in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, where he established the Freedom Theatre in 2006. The son of a Arna Mer, a Jewish woman, and Saliba Khamis, […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

I’ve been making a series of short films and a promo for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. The London session 20-22 November 2010 will focus on corporate complicity in Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Some very clever people will be there and it will most likely be accused of a) preaching to the converted, b) not […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Tony Blair and Censorship

The argument that mob censorship is what stopped Tony Blair from going ahead with his London book signing and subsequent private shindig at Tate Modern holds no water. A much larger mob of millions in 2003 marched against the invasion of Iraq in 800 cities around the world. But in those days Blair ran Britain. […]

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Palestinians Are Losing the PR War

“Your coverage of the Gaza Holocaust continues to appear biased. How can you be so cruel? don’t you have children yourselves? Why do you carry on giving the Israel officials airtime and refuse similar time to Palestine officials? What about interviewing doctors/ UN Officials/ journalists in Gaza? Why have you not tried to send someone […]

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Police Get Shirty At London Gaza Protests

“If you don’t move, we’ll move you!” “Press!” The line of fluorescent yellow police officers pushed. A sea of bodies wavered, toppled, then crashed on the Kensington street. “Angela!!!” I was holding on to the tripod. The camera and cameraman had long since vanished to another part of the steadily advancing police line. I grabbed […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Israel Attacks Gaza, Killing Hundreds of People

27th and 28th December 2008. Israeli warplanes dropped a payload of over 100 tonnes of bombs on security sites in the Gaza strip. Hamas security sites. Hamas targets. Hamas weapons warehouses. A police station. Hamas commanders’ homes. At least 270 dead. Over 600 wounded. “The Mideast conflict’s bloodiest assault in decades”. For their part Hamas […]

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

"I'm Sick Of Coping": Life In the Gaza Strip

With the siege of Gaza showing no signs of abating, life — or a semblance of — goes on in the world’s sunniest open prison. Hatem was telling me about his friend Abdullah Zarandah, a 22-year-old cancer sufferer. He needed drugs… treatment… something that required permission and coordination to travel to Israel or Egypt for […]