November 29th is International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and to mark this day, Development and Peace is highlighting the devastating effects of the construction of a separation wall by Israel on the city of Bethlehem. Despite, its cultural, historical and religious significance, the city and its people have suffered immensely from the construction of the wall. It has led to what the International Criminal Court considers serious violations of human rights.
In solidarity with the people of the Palestinian Territories, Development and Peace supported the production of the documentary Open Bethlehem, which shows the impacts of the wall, as told from the viewpoint of filmmaker Leila Sansour, a native of Bethlehem who returns to her beloved city after several years to find it sadly transformed by the separation wall.
You can learn more about the documentary and consult an accompanying guide we have developed here.