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Anna Baltzer, a young Jewish American and currently National Organizer for the US Campaign to End the Occupation, went to the West Bank to discover the realities of daily life for Palestinians under the occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever.
as part of the
APRIL 2015 FILM FESTIVAL
For five months, Baltzer lived and worked with farmers, Palestinian and Israeli activists, and the families of political prisoners, traveling with them across endless checkpoints and roadblocks to reach hospitals, universities, and olive groves. Baltzer witnessed firsthand
the environmental devastation brought on by expanding settlements and outposts and the destruction wrought by Israel’s “Security Fence,” which separates many families from each other, their communities, their land, and basic human services. What emerges from Baltzer’s journal is not a sensationalist tale of suicide bombers and conspiracies, but a compelling and inspiring description of the trials of daily life under the occupation.