2 May, 2024

Amnesty International UK, Amnesty International UK Human Rights Action Centre , 17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA

To understand our present, we must look back to the past

Award-winning historical filmmaker Gillian Mosely is a British-American Jew who was raised Zionist. After discovering a close friend was Palestinian, she began to re-examine everything she had been taught. This inspired decades of research into Britain’s colonial legacy in Israel and Palestine, culminating in her 2022 documentary The Tinderbox (trailer here). A rare and thought-provoking examination of both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, from its catalyst to why it still rages, to what needs to happen for it to stop.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A in which our panelists discuss why, from historical, legal and human perspectives, the Gaza War was all too predictable.

The evening will be raising funds for partner charities to supply education and humanitarian relief including

Medical Aid for Palestinians


The Balfour Project


PANEL MODERATOR: Gillian Mosely (director/producer, The Tinderbox) is a BAFTA/multi-award-winning historian, filmmaker. 


Gilbert Achcar Author of numerous books including The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives, Gilbert Achcar is Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS, University of London.

Mona Al’ Ghussein  is a Palestinian writer and journalist raised in the UK. She has spent the last three decades researching issues faced by people in political conflicts, with a particular interest in cultural conflict and the dichotomy facing women from other cultures brought up in the West. Much of her family were in Gaza.

Dr Victor Kattan Author of numerous books including From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and The Breakup of India and Palestine: The Causes and Legacies of Partition‘, Dr Victor Kattan is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham School of Law.

6pm reception £10.00 6.45pm General Admission - in person £15.00 Online - Screening link, 8.30pm panel, Q and A £12.50 Link to the film received 3 days ahead Reception and live event £25.00
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