There is no better way to contribute to a change in what is happening today, between the Palestinian and Israeli peoples, and what has been happening for decades,than by supporting the documentary film ROADMAP TO APARTHEID. It is a vivid, powerful, beautifully documented testament to an evil we had hoped was behind us: that of treating people as if they are merely objects, to be dispossessed, moved about, destroyed, and at all times subjected to the whim of "rulers" whose only justification is that they possess the greater military and political force, and the most brutal, compassionless will.
Our governments have failed all of us on this issue, as on many others. It is up to us, average citizens of the planet, to do everything in our power to non-violently resolve it. The longer it drags on the more humanity is threatened. We do not wish our children to learn all over again that they must live in a world where apartheid and its practitioners are considered normal, and even applauded; as if apartheid, the treatment of humans as if their existence means nothing, is right. It is not right. ROADMAP TO APARTHEID teaches us exactly why.
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Roadmap to Apartheid
A documentary film by Ana Nogueira & Eron Davidson
Narrated by Alice Walker, Roadmap to Apartheid is promising to be the definitive documentary that compares and contrasts South African apartheid with Israeli policies and practices. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.
Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, Roadmap to Apartheid winds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency. It analyzes the similar historical narratives of the Jewish people and the Afrikaaners to the tight relationship the two governments shared during the apartheid years, and everything in between. The effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa is also compared to its effectiveness in the Israeli context to end the occupation. The film promises to be an incredibly important and useful tool for Palestine solidarity organizing and education campaigns, helping to spark hot debates, sorely needed discussion, and most importantly, action.
Roadmap to Apartheid has been four years in the making and now just needs a final push to make it to the end. Unfortunately a lack of funds for the last bits of post-production is delaying its release….There is, among other things, an archival footage bill to pay before that can happen.
Rather than spend another year working, fundraising and grant writing to release the film, the producers are turning to a democratic and grassroots way to get the film out now! They have launched a "Kickstarter" campaign, which is a great way for independent projects to get funded if and only if enough people want to see it happen.
Over 220 people have already donated more than $17,000. But with less than three weeks to go before the kickstarter deadline, none of that money will come through unless another $6,500 is raised by Sept 7th. So please consider donating today. In exchange for your donation, the producers are offering a myriad of rewards, including a copy of the film for any donation above $30. And what you can get for giving just gets better from there.