South African Jewish Voices for a Just Peace (JVJP) and Constitution Hill presents Breaking Down the Wall on Sunday 2nd November 11:30 AM-20:00 PM at the Woman’s Gaol. It will be a day of live music, art, theatre, film and talks about our concern over human rights violations and the continuing military occupation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank and Gaza.
The line-up includes an exhibition of cartoons by Jonathan Shapiro aka Zapiro, The Essop Brothers, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Steven Sack’s art works, Kate Liquorish – star of my Name is Rachel Corrie on at the Market Theatre, comedian Deep Fried Man, journalist and filmmaker Tymon Smith, Prof Steven Friedman and Prof Ran Greenstein, Myer Taub and many more. Due to the serious and extensive nature of the art exhibited for this event, JVJP and Constitution Hill have decided to extend the art exhibition taking place at the Ramparts to the 12 November 2014.
Israel’s actions have been such that it has become increasingly difficult to condone them in the name of ‘self- defence’. In the South African Jewish community there has been historically very little space for South African Jews to be critical of Israel’s actions in any way. It has side lined many important voices and silenced many others who have witnessed the effect of speaking out.
Such an approach has stifled progressive dialogue within the South African Jewish community promoting a sense of you are either for us or against us. It is not sustainable in South Africa’s democracy. During apartheid the arts were able to speak to what was unspeakable- come to express debate and state what means to be South African and what means to have a fluid Jewish identity is.
All proceeds go towards United Nations Relief and Works agency (UNRWA)
BREAKING DOWN THE WALL PROGRAMME
11:30-12pm: Highlight Tour of Women’s Gaol
12pm -12:15: Opening: Deep Fried Man
12:15- 12:45: Kate Liquorish – ‘My Name is Rachel Corrie’
12:45- 13:15: Steven Friedman- ‘Israel & Jewish Ethics’
14:00-15:00 Ran Greenstein –‘Five Easy Steps’ to understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
15:15-16:15 Drama for Life Playback Theatre
16:00 -16:30: Tea
16:30 -16:45 Deep Fried Man
18:00-19:00 Deep Democracy Dialogue
14:00 – 15:00: The Jew-ish Question Documentary and Q & A with Tymon Smith
15:15-15:45: Muscle Jew at the Voortrekker Monument, Muscle Jew and the Miners, Video performances works and talk with Myer Taub
17:00-18:00 Reflection in Action
Art Exhibition, the Ramparts, Old Fort, Constitution Hill
Zapiro, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, The Essop Brothers, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Jenny Marcus, Zapiro , Suzy Bernstein, Ruth Katz
The art exhibition will launch on the 2nd of November and runs until the 12th of November 2014 at the Ramparts, Old Fort, Constitution Hill.