Women In Black

Marie-Hélène Cousineau

1990, 27:00 minutes, colour, English


"We, Women in Black, citizens of Israel, have been holding a weekly protest vigil since the beginning of the Intifada. This protest vigil is an expression of Israeli society and expresses our need to actively and strongly oppose the occupation. The black clothing symbolizes the tragedy of both people, the Israeli and Palestinian."
More than twenty protest vigils, composed of hundreds of women in black, take place every week at the same hour throughout the country. While an increasing number of Israelis seem to support their stand, as women they still receive mostly insults.

Les femmes vêtues de noir du titre sont des Arabes et de Israëliennes qui se réunissent pour s'opposer à la brutalité de la vie quotidienne dans les territoires occupés. Affrontant le harcèlement et les contre-manifestations, elles descendent dans la rue pour protester contre la présence des forces militaires isarëliennes en manifestant silencieusement devant des édifices du gouvernement.

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