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Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank

Helen Yanovsky
November 9th, 2017
11:45 AM

  Archived

Thursday, November 9, 2017
11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Duke's West Campus Quad
011 Old Chem

A light lunch will be served.

In 2007, the Israeli NGO B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) launched its camera project, distributing video cameras and providing camera training to Palestinians living in areas of the West Bank, where tensions run high and clashes are commonplace. Israeli filmmaker Helen Yanovosky, a core member of the B'Tselem video project, will discuss the history of the project and the importance of cameras and filmmaking to Palestinians living under occupation.

Cosponsored by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Humanities Futures @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center.

Cover Art: David Reeb.

 

A PART OF THE SPEAKER SERIES,
"50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures"

SEPTEMBER 28 - Joyce Dalsheim, "The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine"

OCTOBER 2 - Diana Allan, "Still Life: Experiences of Palestinian Exile"

OCTOBER 20 - Lisa Hajjar, "International Law and Fifty Years of Occupation"

OCTOBER 26 - Amahl Bishara, "Posting While Palestinian: Shifting Bounds for Expression in the West Bank and Israel"

NOVEMBER 9 - Helen Yanovsky, "Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank"

NOVEMBER 16 - Daniel Seidemann, "Jerusalem Fifty Years On: United or Occupied?"

DECEMBER 5 - Lara Friedman, "Enabler or Peacemaker? U.S. Policy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

 

Helen Yanovsky

B'Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories)

Helen Yanovsky is a documentary filmmaker and B'Tselem’s video archive manager. She holds a BA in Theater and Film from Georgia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, and an MFA in Film Directing and Production from Tel Aviv University. Her first documentary feature, Jerusalem Boxing Club, premiered at the 2015 Jerusalem Festival. She is also a producer of The Boy From H2 (2017), created in collaboration with B'Tselem's field researchers and Camera Project volunteers in Hebron, which premiere at the 67th Berlinale.