Jim Malone, from the Fire Brigade Union, has been facilitating the training of Palestinian firefighters since 2009. Jim, an ex official from Region 1, based in Nablus’ twin city of Dundee, was accompanied by fellow FBU member and filmmaker Ciaran Gibbons, currently serving in South Wales. Following the trip in late 2015, the film ‘Firefighters under Occupation’ was produced.
The film was premiered in Dundee last month and will be shown at Westminster on September 13th. Filmmaker Ciaran Gibbons investigates what it is like to be a firefighter working and living under a military occupation. In this documentary Ciaran travels to different cities in the West Bank speaking to Palestinian firefighters and their families, finding out how the Israeli military occupation affects them on a daily basis. Ciaran captures the Palestinians firefighters’ frustration and anger at having to face two enemies- fire and the Israeli occupation forces.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/173465574
This event is free and refreshments will be provided.