[Dublin] Seomra Spraoi Palestinian Solidarity Mini-Fest (Seomra Spraoi)
On the Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of January 2014, Seomra Spraoi will be hosting a weekend of music, politics and craic in aid of Anarchists Against the Wall and the Bil’in Popular Committee Against the Wall.
Saturday 18th: GIG: PUNX FOR PALESTINE
From 7:30pm – 12:00 midnight
Putrefaction – Crustpunk
Burnchurch -Melodic crustpunk
Alien She – Garage punk
Czech Streets – Weird-ass hardcore
Ainriail – Culchie metal
With information stalls from:
IPSC – http://www.ipsc.ie/
RAG – http://
Eddie Pie Hands – http://
EF! Journal – http://
ARN – http://
AFA – http://
WSM – http://www.wsm.ie/
Sunday 19th: FILMS, TALKS & FOLK GIG
3pm – Film Screening: Roadmap to Apartheid – Trailer here
Followed by Palestine 1010 Q&A session: Palestine, Israel and everything in between.
Award-winning documentary directed by Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson takes a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap To Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. The viewer sees what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and inside Israel while gaining a deeper understanding of the conflict with the help of informed analysis on the subject.
Following the film there will be a ‘Palestine 101’ Questions and Answers session.
5.30pm – Film Screening: 5 Broken Cameras – Trailer here
Followed by a video link up with Palestinian and Israeli activists on the ground
A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated and award winning film is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.
Although he never planned to be a film-maker, Burnat proves to be both a brave and an extraordinary one, keeping his camera rolling amidst frightening scenes of unpredictable aggression, often aimed at himself, in a film richly deserving of its many awards.
followed by FOOD and then at
8.30pm – FOLK GIG
Organised by the Seomra Spraoi Collective