Disturbing the Peace: Freedom lecture before screening

Disturbing the Peace

Language: Engels

On the 28th of March at 21.30 Disturbing the Peace will be screened at het Nutshuis. Before this screening at 20.00 hrs Jamel Qassas and Assaf Yacobovitz will hold the Freedom Lecture at het Nutshuis. Tickets for the lecture (10,-) and combi tickets for the lecture and film (16,-) are for sale at the Nutshuis.

This lecture is being held by Palestinian Jamel Qassas and Israeli Assaf Yacobovitz, both active within the movement Combatants for Peace. This organization was founded in 2006 by (former) Israeli soldiers and Palestinian combatants, who decided to lay down their arms and by means of nonviolent protest speak out against the occupation. Combatants for Peace cooperates towards a peaceful solution for both populations.

Shifa al-Qudsi wanted to wear an explosive belt and blow herself up to kill as many Israelis as possible. Meanwhile, Assaf Yacobovitz sat in a control room pressing buttons and giving orders to drop bombs to kill as many Palestinians as possible. Now Shifa and Assaf are both fighting to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. Read more about Shifa and Assaf and watch a short clip about them. 

Assaf Yacobovitz is a psychologist and lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. Unfortunately Shifa al-Qudsi is not able to leave Palestine. Jamel Qassas, Palestinian member of the Combatants for Peace and coordinator of the Bethlehem- Jerusalem group will replace her.