Mohamed and Dan: Friends Under Fire + Q&A
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.1hr 45min.
+ MOHAMED FINALLY SPEAKS - LIVE FROM GAZA
+ Q&A with internationally renowned journalist & film-maker Paul Martin
On Sunday 8 July at 11am, we are hosting an event on behalf of internationally renowned film-maker and foreign correspondent Paul Martin.
Paul will be answering questions after the Rough-Cut Premiere of his film Mohamed and Dan: Friends Under Fire. As with his highly successful documentary, Rocket Man Under Fire, shown eight times on BBC World in 2010, this new film will be shown on BBC World, though not in the U.K.
There will also be a special guest appearance as we attempt a live link-up via Skype with Mohamed himself.
By generating international publicity about his case, an international campaign has managed to keep Mohamed Abu Muailek, 27, alive. Mohamed Abu Muailek was a Palestinian militant who fired rockets from Gaza into Israel. Then, partly because of an internet friendship with the "enemy", Dan, Mohamed changed his mind. Deciding that violence was wrong, Mohamed became a dissident, and argued that Palestinians should seek co-existence with Israel. Hounded by Hamas, Mohamed was jailed and faced a likely death penalty. Martin, who had been filming with Mohamed, went to Gaza to give evidence, but was himself arrested, accused of spying and threatened with execution. Martin was released after 26 harrowing days, and fought a campoaign to save Mohamed's life. It succeeded. Mohamed was set free late last year, but Mohamed remains trapped in Gaza, threatened and rejected by many who hate him.
The ticket price will help raise money to cover the cost of getting Mohamed out of Gaza and bringing him to freedom.
For further information see www.dissidentunderfire.com and/or email by clicking here.
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