LifeSource applied for a number of grants to host a film festival in Palestine to connect popular movements for water rights around the world with Palestinians’ struggle for water rights. A primary goal was for Palestinians to have the opportunity to witness other popular struggles for the right to water around the world, through film and in meeting popular leaders who are leading these struggles. Equally important, the festival hoped to bring popular leaders of successful struggles for the right to water to Palestine to witness the situation firsthand and to bring increased media attention and support to Palestinians’ struggle for the right to water.
The people and the ecology of Palestine are facing many of the same obstacles to realizing their full water rights as in other regions around the world. The flow of the Jordan River has been disrupted, and indigenous peoples are being displaced by illegal Israeli colonies, agribusiness and mining. Israel is using its military to prevent people from drilling wells or laying pipes, while the World Bank is planning a multi-billion dollar water conveyance project without consulting the Palestinian people. And now the World Bank is also supporting the unelected Palestinian government to implement pre-paid water meters throughout Palestine.
There still is capacity in our network if grants allow to proceed with this festival. Please contact us if you are interested. It is our hope that as Israel turns off water to Palestinian communities so that illegal colonies can continue to export water intensive crops to Europe, that popular leaders from Bolivia, South Africa, India and the Americas, who have experience using civil disobedience to win real water rights in the face of powerful opposition, will travel to Palestine in person and through film on a solidarity mission to support Palestinian leaders and the natural ecosystem of the region to realize their rights to water.
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