Stories and images from the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Negev, Israel

Traveling exhibition, lectures, meetings – Tal Adler

The events in Jerusalem:

Thursday, 11/01, 20:00 :

Screening of the film: The Film Class, director: Rosenwaks Uri, 2006.
Documentary. Through a film class given to women from the Bedouin city Rahat, they explore and reveal their unspoken past; Their ancestors were brought to the Negev, and the Middle East at large, as slaves. Kidnapped in Africa by Arab slave traders, they were auctioned off in Zanzibar, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and until 50 years ago, the “Black Bedouins” were still enslaved by the White ones. Screening and talk with the women who participated in the Film Class.

Saturday, 13/01, 20:00 :

Why Unrecognized? An introduction to the story of the Bedouin in the Negev. Speakers:

Salman Alranami , Alsiraj organization – The Bedouin in the Negev and the state of Israel.

Noam Lubell , Truman institute, Hebrew university; Concord institute, College of Management – Indigenous populations and International Law.

Hilel Cohen , Jerusalem – Israel Religion and the Bedouin in the Negev.

Thursday, 18/01, 19:30 :

Alsira, unrecognized village – A story of a small village and many evacuation notices. Speaking: Khalil Alamour, the village council’s representative.

Monday, 29/01 (closed event, not for the public) :

Meeting and workshop for Arab and Jewish women from different empowerment projects in the Negev and Jerusalem.b

Thursday, 01/02, 19:30 :

What can be done? The organizations who work in the Negev

Participating: Regional council for unrecognized villages, Physicians for Human Rights, Coexistence Forum, Bustan, Bimkom and more.