The Village Under the Forest
The International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to host a series of films reflecting on human rights, humanitarian intervention, human conflict and the manner in which economic or social development is impacted by environmental complications or changes.
Author and narrator, Heidi Grunebaum will offer brief introductory remarks and lead a short discussion with the audience following the film screening.
Light refreshments will be provided
Free and open to the public
About The Film:
Unfolding as a personal meditation from the Jewish Diaspora, The Village Under The Forest explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully cultivated forest plantation called South Africa Forest. Using the forest and the village ruins as metaphors, the documentary explores themes related to the erasure and persistence of memory and dares to imagine a future in which dignity, acknowledgement and co-habitation become shared possibilities in Israel/Palestine. Directed by Emmy-winner Mark J Kaplan, The Village under the Forest is written and narrated by scholar and author Heidi Grunebaum. (54 minutes long).
About The Author:
Heidi Grunebaum is a scholar and writer. She works as a senior researcher at the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape. Her work focuses on memory and trauma; the afterlives of war and genocide; and psycho-geographies of displacement in South Africa, Germany and, more recently, Palestine/Israel.
She is author of Memorializing the Past: Everyday life in South Africa after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (New Brunswick: Transaction, 2011) and co-editor, with Emile Maurice, of Uncontained: Opening the Community Arts Project Archive (Cape Town: Centre for Humanities Research, 2012).