Came across this contest being run by ITSAPARTHEID.ORG. The contest is open to all people anywhere, just get your creative juices flowing and make a video that illustrates the Apartheid Zionist Rogue State. I would imagine this would be a very easy task as Israel gives the world so many examples to choose from. So you’ll be spoilt for choice! You could pick from all the lovely Illegal settler activity, such as the burning of Olive trees, the armed terrorizing, just to name a few. Or perhaps you might like to choose the continued repeal of Religious freedom for Muslims who want to pray at Al Aqsa. And, staying in East Jerusalem, there are numerous house evictions you may choose, illustrating the increasing numbers of homeless sitting on the street outside their stolen home as the Zionists re-paint the walls inside. Yes, you too could be the next Steven Spielberg, only not Zionist;-) with lines like this one "Ahmed, phone home...." his reply: "I can't our home is gone" So, get your video camera out and get going. Here are the details:
As part of the colonial conflict in Palestine, Israel has instituted a policy of apartheid that separates Palestinians from Israelis and Palestinians from each other, creating an oppressive and racially discriminatory system. It denies basic Palestinian rights to land, education, movement and housing while devastating the economy, trying to undermine civil society and forcing continuous displacement upon the majority of Palestinians.
Put your ideas and convictions on film! itISapartheid in partnership with Stop the wall announce the first international Israeli Apartheid Video Contest You are invited to submit short [less than 5 minute] videos on the theme of “Israeli Apartheid.”
Videos should reflect the nature, realities and/or consequences of the apartheid policy in Israel and the occupied areas.
Videos must be created specifically for this contest in any style: live-action, animated, stop-action, etc., and be no more than five minutes. They may not include copyrighted material. “For more information on apartheid and to join the campaign, go to www.itisapartheid.org" must appear at the beginning and end of the video.
Videos must be received no later than March 9, 2010.
First hand witnesses of apartheid, cinematographers and representatives of sponsoring groups will judge videos.
Prizes will be awarded for the five top-rated videos:
First Prize: $750
Second Prize: $500
Three “Honorable mention” prizes: $100 each
Use of the Videos:
All videos will remain the property of the maker, but itISapartheid retains the right to use, disseminate and/or display them in any way it deems appropriate.
Videos must be accompanied by a statement from the maker including her/his name, contact information and any companies, organizations and/or agencies with which s/he is associated.
Badil, Code Pink, Friends of Sabeel North America, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, ICAHD USA,
AJJP Boston, Boston Palestine Film Festival