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Make Apartheid History

On Mandela Day

Make Apartheid History highlights from our first year.

Support BDS

To express our support for BDS – Boycott Divestment and Sanctions on Israel until it complies with international law – we gathered in London to spell out our call.

Voices of Palestine

Palestinian Artists supporting MAH tell us how apartheid operates and its impact on them.

Wall animation

Everything you need to know about the apartheid wall.

What is MAH?

Want to know what Make Apartheid History is all about? Just watch this short film.

Why MAH?

A short film explaining why we still need to Make Apartheid History once and for all.

Interviews

A cultural response

Justin Butcher and Ahmed Masoud discuss their response to Israel’s attacks on Gaza and the role of the arts in showing solidarity and support.

Academic boycott

Jonathan Rosenhead, member of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, discusses the academic boycott of Israeli universities.

BDS is necessary

Omar Barghouti of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign on why this type of pressure is needed to make Israel respect international law.

BDS is working

The campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel is working. Interview with American-Palestinian human rights activist and lawyer, Huwaida Arraf.

Brian Eno

Brian Eno, born on the same day that Israel was founded, speaks about his support for Palestine.

Collective action

From Rosa Parks to the Palestinian Freedom Riders. Interview with American-Palestinian human rights activist & lawyer, Huwaida Arraf, on Israeli apartheid & collective action.

Corporate complicity

Ryvka Barnard at War on Want discusses government and corporate complicity and the growing BDS movement in solidarity with Palestinians.

Cultural boycott

Naomi Wimborne Idrissi of Artists for Palestine UK discusses Israel’s use and abuse of art and culture and the role of cultural boycott.

Freedom Theatre

Ahmed Tobasi and Zoe Lafferty talk about the Freedom Theatre, the reaction of British audiences to their production of The Siege and the role of cultural resistance.

From South Africa to Israel

Ronnie Kasrils, South African politician and former ANC Minister for Intelligence, talks to Make Apartheid History about South Africa and Israel as an apartheid state. (Short version)

Israel & Apartheid

Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) discusses Israeli apartheid. (Short version)

Israeli apartheid

Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) discusses Israeli apartheid.

Ronnie Kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils, South African politician and former ANC Minister for Intelligence, talks to Make Apartheid History about South Africa and Israel as an apartheid state.

Starting point

Playwright, actor and director Justin Butcher talks about Bethlehem Unwrapped in 2013/14 and how it lead to the Make Apartheid History project today.

Why we say ‘no’

Interview with David Calder on the campaign against the Globe Theatre’s invitation to Habima, National Theatre of Israel in 2012.

Why we say ‘no’

Interview with Miriam Margolyes on the campaign against the Globe Theatre’s invitation to Habima, National Theatre of Israel in 2012.

Readings

Bethlehem

Palestinian film director Leila Sansour reads from one of her articles about life under occupation. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Children of Palestine

Kika Markham reads ‘From the Diary of an Almost-Four-Year-Old’ and ‘Oh Rascal Children of Gaza’. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Freedom Riders

Paterson Joseph reads about Rosa Parks and a BBC report about the Palestinian Freedom Riders. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Gaza The Girl/The Scream

Brian Eno reads The Girl/The Scream (2006) by Mahmoud Darwish.

It’s also fine

Sam West reads ‘It’s Also Fine’ by Mourid Barghouti, trans. by Radwa Ashour. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Life imprisonment

Miriam Margolyes reads extract from Nelson Mandela and ‘Palestine Speaks’. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Linking movements

Jeremy Hardy connects civil rights, apartheid and Palestinian movements. The Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.

Mark Thomas

Comedian and writer Mark Thomas reads a short extract from his book ‘Walking the Wall’

Poem for Gaza

Playwright, actor and director Justin Butcher reads ‘Tonight the bombs fall down on Gaza’.

Sabrina Mahfouz on Hebron

Sabrina Mahfouz, a visiting author with the 2014 Palestine Festival of Literature, performs a poem written about her recent experience of al Khalil / Hebron.

Southbank 2015

Edited highlights of readings as part of the Mandela Festival at the Southbank Centre London in 2015.

The Sea

A poem by Sabrina Mahfouz

To Our Land

The Freedom Theatre’s Ahmed Tobasi reads ‘To Our Land’ by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Fady Joudah.

To Our Land (Arabic)

The Freedom Theatre’s Ahmed Tobasi reads ‘To Our Land’ by Mahmoud Darwish in Arabic.

Vanished

Writer and director Ahmed Masoud reads from his novel ‘Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda’.

We teach life, sir

Spoken-word artist and activist, Rafeef Ziadah, performs ‘We teach life, sir’, a poem written in response to the media.

Visual Arts

A tale of two red carpets

Palestinians living in Gaza are attend Karama, a film festival on human rights. There are no stars or paparazzi but Gaza rolls out its red carpet through the rubble.

Animated film Samouni Street

Four children of the extended Samouni family in Gaza express what happened to them and their family during ‘Operation Cast Lead’, through animated drawings.

Bethlehem Unwrapped

‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: a full-scale replica section of Israel’s apartheid Wall constructed in central London Xmas 2013, with a two week creative festival.

Khaled Jarrar: Whole in the Wall

A video walk through of Khaled Jarrar’s “Whole in the Wall” exhibition at Ayyam Gallery London. (143 New Bond Street, June 20 – August 3, 2013)

Showing the human side of struggle

A series of paintings by Palestinian artist Monther Jawabreh’s showing the human side of the Palestinian struggle against Israel’s occupation.

The art of Suleiman Mansour

Palestine resists through the eyes of artist Suleiman Mansour – one of the leading Palestinian artists born in the Palestinian village of Birzeit in 1947.

Human Rights

Al Araqib to Susiya

Two Palestinian villages, Al-Araqib and Susiya – one in Israel one in the West Bank – that share a single story of struggle against forced displacement.

Child labour

Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export.

Discriminatory laws

Hassan Jabareen, the General Director of Adalah, the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, describes discriminatory laws in Israel.

Activism

Aida refugee camp

Film by PSCC (Popular Struggle Coordination Committees), Palestinian partner in the Beyond Walls project, about a graffiti project in Aida refugee camp.

An Nabi Saleh

The village of An Nabi Saleh, which has been staging weekly non-violent demonstrations in opposition to the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish.

BDS 2015

Learn more about the colonial logic of conquest, destruction and expulsion and the role of BDS in the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

Love & social justice

People from five different cities gather to speak Love to Power and rally against a racist law that keeps tens of thousands of lovers apart.

South Hebron Hills

Palestinian villagers in the South Hebron Hills struggle against the ongoing colonisation of their land by settlers, the separation wall and the Israeli military.

Sport

After Banksy

In response to graffiti artist Banksy’s ‘Make this the year you discover a new destination’, video, Gaza’s parkour team show us what real life is like there.

Field of dreams

Palestine’s fight for recognition on the football pitch. “Don’t think you’re just a footballer. As a Palestinian, football is different for you.”

Speed Sisters

The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.

Music