Critical Reading of Human Rights Violations Visual Documentations By Palestinian Women in the Occupied Territories.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 11:30
Location: Hörsaal I (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
Ruthie GINSBURG, Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
This paper focuses on the involvement of Palestinian women in the video documentation as part of the project of the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem. It claims that the house/home is a site of anti-colonial struggle and that this development results from a specific socio-political situation and techno-ethical position. Based on analyses of the political situation in the West Bank, as well as consideration of films and interviews with Palestinian women who have been given cameras by B’Tselem, this paper examines the “spatialization” of visual activism: that is, the ways that Palestinian women’s participation is allied with sites where political resistance intersects with a gendered setting.