Central Victorian Friends Of Palestine are screening two multi-award winning short films from leading Female Palestinian Directors in Kyneton on Saturday, August 6: ‘The Present’ by Farah Nabulsi and ‘Like Twenty Impossibles’ by Annemarie Jacir.

Senator Janet Rice from the Australian Greens will be attend the screening and will be holding a Q&A between the films.

The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate, and Senator Rice is the Greens Foreign Affairs Spokesperson. She is a leading voice on Human Rights, the climate, and equality.

In the Foreign Affairs portfolio, the occupation of Palestine by Israel is controversial and the debate often heated. In recent months Amnesty International joined many other Human Rights organisations declaring Israel’s Occupation as ‘apartheid’.

Friends of Palestine are concerned that that illegal Israeli settlements continue to expand. Palestinian American and veteran Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, was killed recently in Palestine and pallbearers at her funeral East Jerusalem were attacked by Israeli police.

The short films are an opportunity to hear the stories from those who live there presented by two of the best storytellers in the region.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to Australian charity, Olive Kids, which supports Palestinian children through healthcare, education and financial aid. All the work of Olive Kids is delivered by local volunteers and done through local businesses.