Life under Israeli occupation in the West Bank
An award-winning short documentary about life under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank through the stories of Palestinian women.
In 2016 Emmet Sheerin and Bryan Gerard Duffy produced Sumud: Everyday Resistance. While the documentary does examine human rights abuses, it also focuses on the culture of nonviolent resistance in Palestinian communities. Seeing women as drivers of change, the film highlights aspects of Palestinian life in a way that presents its subjects not as victims, but as proactive, engaged, and dignified. The documentary takes its title from the Palestinian concept sumud (literally translated as ‘steadfastness’), which speaks to Palestinians’ steadfast commitment to their homeland, and their determination to vindicate their rights.
This screening is organised by Trócaire. The organisation has worked in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory since 2002. It works with Palestinian and Israeli partners towards building a lasting and just peace in the region, based on respect for human rights, international law and the dignity of all.Get Directions