Date(s) - 23 Sep 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
“They face two enemies:
the fire, and the occupation”
A documentary made by South Wales firefighter Ciaran Gibbons, based on the work of Jim Malone (FBU and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service) in occupied Palestine.
Jim Malone, FBU
Mark McDonald, Founder of Labour Friends of Palestine
Denise Christie, FBU
Becky Massey and Anne Mitchell, Brighton & Hove PSC
Fireﬁghters Under Occupation offers a firefighter’s perspective on occupation, struggle, fear and hope, taking you on a journey from Dundee to Palestine.
An inherently dangerous job in any country, those tasked with firefighting in Palestine face two challenges: fire and the Israeli Occupation Forces. Directed by Welsh Firefighter and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) member Ciaran Gibbons, Fireﬁghters Under Occupation documents the humanitarian support given to Palestinian firefighters by the FBU as well as the facilitation of training in Scotland and the long standing bond between Dundee and its twin town of Nablus.
Accompanied by Dundee-based FBU facilitator Jim Malone, Gibbons travelled to Palestine and Israel in 2015 to document the upsurge in violence in the country, visiting Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem and flashpoint Hebron, interviewing and meeting Palestinian firefighters and their families and discussing how Israeli firefighters found a mutual respect with the FBU in Scotland.