Sulaiman Khatib tells of how the separation wall encroached on his family’s land, challenging his convictions about peace building between Palestinians and Israelis.
Sulaiman's emotional testimony illustrates why talking about the wall and other realities of the occupation is an uncomfortable but necessary part of peace building. Sulaiman Khatib is a Palestinian peace activist, and co-founder of both Combatants for Peace and the People's Peace Fund. Footage taken from Peace it Together's Struggling with Peace symposium in February 2013.
Produced by Peace it Together, created by filmmaker/facilitator Tim Hall, animation by Paul Thompson, original music composed and produced by Mark Fenster of Autumn Studios, Vancouver (www.AutumnStudios.ca), flute film motif performed by Holly Burke (www.HollyBurke.com).
More films from this Series
Struggling with Peace: From dialogue to action
Israeli and Palestinian peace builders explain the importance of translating dialogue into action, in order to affect real change on the ground.
Struggling with Peace: Exploring critiques of dialogue
Peace builders talk openly and honestly about normalization and other critiques of dialogue and peace-building programs.
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Full Program Credits
Peace it Together, Producer; Tim Hall, Filmmaker/Facilitator; Paul Thompson, Animator.
Bashar Kasawneh, Sophia Dagher and Ana Rodas Recarte, Camera Operators; Carson Hegedus, Sound Recordist/Sound Mixer; Kristy Bolton, Sound Recordist; Atef Abdelkefi, IT/Web Support; Sulaiman Khatib, Yael Tsabari, Mahmoud Jabari and Rutie Atsmon, Speakers; Metha Brown, Natalie Hill, Reena Lazar, Ramiya Pushparajah, Patricia Marcoccia and Holly Andrews, Peace it Together staff; Jenni-Leigh Harder, Victor Heeckt, Julien Thomas and Anita Young, Peace it Together Canadian youth.
Photos generously provided by: Sadaka Reut, Windows - Channels for Communication, Mahmoud Jabari, Sulaiman Khatib, The Peres Center for Peace, Combatants for Peace, People’s Peace Fund, Gordon Hall.
Special thanks to: SFU Harbour Centre - Meetings, Events and Conference Services; Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia; Kristara Vainio; Justine Hayman, Dr. Martin Laba, Simon Fraser University; Chris Jeschelnik, Simon Fraser University School of Communication - Media Lab; Aerlyn Weissman; Zakim Nuraney; Fusion Cine; Pacific Audio-Visual Institute, Phil Hood, I AM FILMMAKER.
Tim Hall would like to thank God for His guidance and mercies throughout the making of Struggling with Peace.
The Struggling for Peace symposium and video series were made possible by a generous grant from citizenship and Immigration Canada.