The Tinderbox (2020)
Directed by Gillian Mosely, 90 mins
Online screening plus discussion
A rare and thought-provoking examination of both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from its catalyst to why it still rages, to what needs to happen for it to stop.
The Tinderbox combines ancient and more recent history, geopolitical problems (racism, inequality, immigration and fake truths), and psychology, with the deeply personal journey of one person forced to challenge everything they’d been taught about the conflict in Israel and Palestine.
The Tinderbox shows the human face of this conflict by hearing from a wide variety of contemporary voices, ranging from a settler to a political member of Hamas. Today, while this conflict still rages, an American Middle East Peace Plan is in the works, and with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia as globally controversial as ever, this film will provide context, show how history continues to play out in the daily lives of people on either side of the divide, and will empower audiences to make up their own minds.
The discussion after the screening was moderated by conflict and humanitarian adviser Ben Pickering, in conversation with The Tinderbox director Gillian Mosely along with Tuly Flint and Rafa Mismar, respectively Israeli Board Chair and Youth Group Coordinator from Israeli-Palestinian NGO Combatants for Peace.
Selected highlights from the 45-minute panel discussion are available below.
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