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R!C!A! Film Screening: The Boy From H2 (2017)

The Boy from H2: 2017, 20 minutes Arabic with English subtitles
Smile, and the World Will Smile Back: 2014, 20 minutes Arabic with English subtitles

The Boy from H2 follows 12-year-old Muhammad Burqan, who lives in Area H2 of Hebron, a section of the city under full Israeli control. Israel imposes severe restrictions on the movement – by pedestrians and by car – of some 43,000 Palestinians living there. In Area H2, soldiers routinely detain children on suspicion of stone-throwing. Muhammad, who has nine siblings, is one of those children. His life revolves around his crowded home and the street, where he must deal with the constant presence of Israeli security forces and settlers.

Helen Yanovsky is a film-maker and works for human rights organization B’Tselem. This film was created in collaboration with B’Tselem’s field researchers and Camera Project volunteers in Hebron, and produced by B’Tselem’s video department


Presented by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute.  Our series is coordinated with See/Think/Act which examines how visual culture intersects with human rights.

Co-sponsored by the Program in the Arts and the Moving Image, Duke Screen Society, Humanities Futures, the Human Rights Archive, The Center for Jewish Studies, and the Trent Foundation, AMES Present.


November 9, 2017
10:45 am - 12:15 pm


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