Road Map to Apartheid

Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’ is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa – as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

While not perfect, the apartheid analogy is a useful framework by which to educate people on the complex issues facing Israelis and Palestinians. Our film delves into those issues, comparing the many similar laws and tools used by both Israel and apartheid-era South Africa. The audience will see what life is like for Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and inside Israel while gaining a deeper understanding of the conflict with the help of respected analysts on the subject. Combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, the film forms a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.

“Powerful and compelling” (Bishop Tutu), this film has won awards at the Garden State Film Festival: Best Documentary, the Milan International Film Festival: Best Editing, the Honolulu Film Awards: The Silver Lei Award and the Indie Fest: Excellence in Documentary Film.

Eron Davidson & Ana Nogueira, 2012, 95 mins, USA

Followed by discussion with Sarah Marusek, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds and a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg and activist.