To hold in heart and mind as you read and watch further:
“May we discover
Beneath our fear
Embers of anger
To kindle justice.
Cause our lives to flame.”
-Excerpt from "In Praise of Fire" in "To Bless the Space Between Us" by John O’Donahue.
The 12-minute film, “Oceans of Injustice”, available for viewing during its exclusive screening now through this Sunday, June 26th, I watched yesterday. It is a powerful, creative, and astute depiction of the occupation of Palestinians as well as the role of observers, like you and me. The film was created by Farah Nabulsi, the daughter of Palestinians living in diaspora in England, after visiting the homeland of her people and witnessing the countless forms of human rights violations inflicted upon them daily, the psychological and physical traumas they suffered, and particularly the abuse of children. Utilizing the imagery of water she provides an access point for understanding what is beyond comprehensible to anyone who has not gone and seen the apartheid conditions Palestinians live under. Even to go and see is altogether different from living in the West Bank, Gaza, or Israel in Palestinian skin, but it gets you closer and it opens your heart wider. Whether or not you are ever able to go and see first-hand, which I highly recommend if you can, this film is an evocative avenue for heightening one’s awareness about the Palestinian plight and growing compassion for a just peace with equal rights for all living in the region of Palestine/Israel.
Watch the film here now through Sunday, June 26th: http://www.oceansofinjustice.com