A screening of Different Drummers. This film follows several Israeli peacemakers who provoke others to join their voices for peace and justice. Considered heroes by some and traitors by others, these individuals struggle daily in what seems to the Western world, a half-century conflict impossible to resolve. Well-known Palestinians briefly respond to their concerns. The American media have portrayed Israel as a country scarred by the violence of suicide bombers, demolitions, and collective punishment. The human rights issues, however, appear to fade into the background. Despite the atmosphere of "terror" that hovers over both Palestine and Israel, there are Israeli voices heard over the din that cry out for a just and lasting peace. (2003; 51 minutes).
The film will be introduced by producer A.D. Chandler and Dr. Leonard Hammer will answer questions following the presentation.
Dr. Hammer is the David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona. He is an adjunct professor at The Hebrew University’s Rothberg School, serves as the Academic Director to Shurat HaDin, and works as an International Expert for the Open Society Institute. Hammer’s research focuses on international law and human rights. His most recent publication Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine: Religion and Politics is a co-edited book and will appear in bookstores in 2012.
This film is co-presented by the Honors College and the Center for Creative Photography as part of the 2012-2013 Honors College reading theme: Human Rights: Beyond Borders.