November 29th is observed as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and to mark this day, on the 26 November 2015 United Nations in South Africa has partnered with the Embassy if Palestine, The Department of Arts and Culture and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to screen the film – Roadmap to Apartheid . The award-winning documentary about Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be screened at the Brooklyn Nouveau Ster Kinekor Cinema in Pretoria. Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today. It compares similar laws and tools used by both Israel and apartheid-era South Africa.
This film reflects the everyday lives of Palestinian refugees and people, who have been forced to flee their homes and are deprived of their right to return to their families and live in peace. The cruel reality on the ground is mirrored in the eyes of Palestinians who have lost their daughters and sons to a futile conflict that has been fueling injustice and hatred for decades.
“Roadmap To Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling. Religion is repeatedly misused by politicians. Yet one of the lessons of Jewish history is that God is always on the side of the oppressed. Another is that those who dehumanize others, dehumanize themselves. Israeli’s will pay a heavy price for their callous mistreatment of Palestinians.”- ArchBishop Desmond Tutu