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Human Rights on Camera


Nov 09 2017


11:45 am - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank

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Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank

With Helen Yanovsky

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.

Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. This event is part of the speaker series, “50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures,” co-sponsored 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.


Helen Yanovsky


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.…...

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