On the International Women’s Day which is marked on Friday 8 March 2013, The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Haq Organization, Women’s Affair Technical Committee, and the Culture and Free Thought Association launched a documentary film entitled “That’s My Story”.
The film sheds light on the harsh situations of Palestinian women brought about by Israel’s practices and its violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL).
The film is directed by I’timad Wishah.
“That’s My Story” deals with themes such as forcible displacement of Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) due to the demolition of Palestinian houses by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and its negative impact on the Palestinians.
It clearly shows the suffering that women shoulder due to this policy and narrates three stories about three women, from the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Jerusalem, who had their homes demolished.
The first story of the film sheds light on the impact of house demolition and forcible displacement on the life of a Palestinian woman while the second story discusses the policy of house demolition in East Jerusalem and its impact on one Palestinian woman who had her house destroyed twice and is yet expecting to have her house destroyed for the third time due to lack of building license granted by Israeli authorities.
The third story is about the daily suffering of a Palestinian woman who has to suffer a great deal due to the apartheid wall.
The wall prevents her for accessing her house and land.
The story shows the negative psychological and social impact of the wall on this woman.
This film is part of advocacy project in order to support women, enhance their rights in the oPt, and disclose Israeli violations against women through showing the humanitarian impact of Israeli violations and their impact on victims.
It’s also a way to convey the humanitarian side of each story that has heart-touching impact on the audience.