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Councillor Judith Blake, the leader of Leeds City Council
Can powerful stories create change?
Emma Alpert interviewed by Kholoud Al-Ajarma
Emma Alpert is the Deputy Director of Just Vision, the film company behind two of the most inspiring films in the Festival: Naila and Budrus. Just Vision is a unique non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to telling the stories of Palestinian and Israeli grassroots leaders who are committed to ending the occupation and conflict through peaceful protest.
Kholoud Al-Jarma is a Palestinian award-winning photographer, film-maker, and human rights advocate with experience of leading projects mainly for children and youth in refugee communities in Palestine.