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[Queens University, Canada] Dorit Naaman, a filmmaker from Jerusalem, partcipates Israeli Apartheid Week


[Queen’s University, Canada] Dorit Naaman, a filmmaker from Jerusalem, partcipates Israeli Apartheid Week 2010, March 1-8


Dorit Naaman participated a panel on cinema at Bar Ilan University on the 6 th of April 2009 http://www.biu.ac.il/interdis/hermeneu/Graphics/VIS3.pdf

WEOS - Fisher Center Lecture Series - Dorit Naaman
Dorit Naaman is a film theorist and documentary filmmaker from Jerusalem, teaching at Queen’s University, Canada. Her research focuses on Palestinian and Israeli cinemas and media, primarily from postcolonialist and feminist perspectives. She is currently working on a book on the visual representation of Palestinian and Israeli women fighters.



It’s here!!! Israeli Apartheid Week 2010!! March 1-8

Hello everyone! We are very proud to present you Kingston’s second Israeli Apartheid Week! This year’s theme is Solidarity in Action: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. Please take a look at our schedule below and join us for an amazing line-up of speakers, events, installations, screenings, and discussions. Also, check out www.apartheidweek.org for schedules in other cities.  
Monday, March 1
“Transnational Popular Resistance for Palestine”
Adam Shapiro
7:00pm, Dunning Hall room 12
Presented by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights

Adam Shapiro is a documentary filmmaker, human rights activist and Palestinian rights activist. His films have screened in hundreds of film festivals all over the world and have been broadcast on television in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Adam holds a MA in Politics from New York University and a MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. In February 2009, Adam joined a National Lawyer’s Guild delegation to the Gaza Strip to document war crimes and collect evidence. The final report “Onslaught: Israel’s Attack on Gaza and the Rule of Law” and a short video are available at www.nlg.org.  Adam is co-author of the book, “Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival” (Nation Books). Adam was also a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and lived and worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for three years.

Tuesday, March 2
“Israeli Apartheid: What’s in a Name?” and “The Politics of Divestment: Darfur vs. Israel”
Dr. Abigail Bakan and Dr. Margaret Pappano
7:00pm, Dunning Hall room 27
Presented by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and Alternative Jewish Voices

Abigail Bakan is Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s. Her publications include Negotiating Citizenship: Migrant Women in Canada and the Global System (with Daiva Stasiulis), winner of the 2007 Canadian Women’s Studies Association annual book award; Employment Equity Policy in Canada: An Interprovincial Comparison (with Audrey Kobayashi); and Critical Political Studies: Debates and Dialogues from the Left (co-editor with Eleanor MacDonald). Recent publications and research focus on racialization and politics, including (with Yasmeen Abu-Laban), “The Racial Contract: Israel/Palestine and Canada”, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (September, 2008); and “Palestinian Resistance and International Solidarity: The BDS Campaign”, Race and Class (July-September, 2009). Abigail is also active in Not In Our Name: Jewish Voice Opposing Zionism.

Margaret Pappano is an Associate Professor of English at Queen’s University. Published articles include “Marie de France, Aliénor d’Aquitaine, and the Alien Queen,” Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady (2002); “Judas in York: Masters and Servants in the Late Medieval Cycle Drama,” Exemplaria (2002); “Territorial Desire: Bernart de Ventadorn’s Plantagenet Poems” Culture politique des Plantagent (2003). Articles forthcoming on Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale and women’s liturgical drama. Currently working on a book entitled The Priest’s Body in Performance: Theatre and Religious Identity in Late Medieval England and France. Margaret is also a founding member of Faculty 4 Palestine.

Wednesday, March 3
“The Politics of Local and International Solidarity in Palestine”
Gabriel Ash, Dr. Dorit Naaman, and Dr. Dana Olwan
7:00 pm, Kingston Hall room 201
Presented by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights and Alternative Jewish Voices

Gabriel Ash is an activist and writer. Since 2000, Gabriel has been engaged in work in support of Palestinian liberation, including with Stop U.S. Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now!, Palestine Activist Forum New York, and the International Solidarity Movement. Gabriel wrote numerous articles about related topics, in particular Israeli politics, in many movement publications, including Left Turn, Electronic Intifada, Numb Magazine, Dissident Voice and others. He was born in Romania and grew up in Israel, where he translated Michel Foucault and J.-F. Lyotard into Hebrew. He contributes regularly to the blog, “Jews Sans Frontieres” and is a core member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.

Dorit Naaman is a professor in the Film Studies department at Queen’s. One of her main areas of research is Middle Eastern cinemas, and she examines it mostly from post-colonial and feminist perspectives. Dorit is interested in identity politics, and in the effects of global economy (co-productions, international film festivals) both on aesthetics, and on ideological formations. Dorit’s publications include “Unruly Daughters to Mother Nation: A Palestinian and an Israeli First person Films” in Hypatia Spring 2008, “Brides of Palestine/Angels of Death: Media, Gender and Performance in the case of the Palestinian Female Suicide Bomber” in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Summer 2007, and “The Silenced Outcry: A Feminist Point of View from the Israeli Checkpoints in Palestine.” National Women Studies Association Journal, Fall 2006.

Dana Olwan is Assistant Professor in Gender Studies and Arab Language. Having received her PhD from Queen’s University, her dissertation examined the publication, reception, and marketing of Arab American women’s literature post 9/11. Dana is interested in questions and articulations of gender, nationalism, and Islam in postcolonial literature. Dr. Olwan’s academic work is also influenced by her extensive activism and involvement with solidarity movements for Palestine.

Thursday, March 4
“Ghetto Palestine: Canadian Foreign Policy and the Future of the Israel/Palestine Conflict”
Jon Elmer
7:00pm, Mackintosh-Corry Hall room B201
Presented by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights

Jon Elmer is a Canadian freelance writer and photojournalist specializing in the Middle East. He has researched and reported from the West Bank and Gaza Strip – based in Jenin and Gaza City – during the al-Aqsa intifada (2003), following Israel’s “disengagement” from the Gaza Strip (2005), and during the sanctions regime and factional strife (2007). Jon completed an honours degree in political science at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia; his thesis – “Pulling from the roots” – was a study of Israel’s policy of assassination during the al-Aqsa intifada. Jon will be speaking on Canada’s involvement with the Palestinian security forces, which act as a pillar of an Israeli-American push to legitimize a Palestinian state that consists of little more than a series of walled off, isolated ghettoes. The case of Palestine matches a pattern of political and military intervention by Canada that includes, most prominently, Haiti and Afghanistan.

Friday, March 5
Movie – “Slingshot Hip Hop”
8:00 pm, The Artel (205 Sydenham St.)
Presented by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights
Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.
Stay tuned for Saturday events
Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5
“The Children of Palestine”
Photo Exhibition featuring the work of Jon Elmer
11:00am to 5:00pm, JDUC room 142 “Polson Room” (main floor of JDUC, in the front foyer)
Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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