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To Shoot an Elephant – Free Screening – Sunday 2nd May 8pm – Bristol

Posted by anti militarist on April 28, 2010

A Free Screening of  To Shoot n Elephant at the Classics Free Shop, Stokes croft, Bristol. A film by Alberto Arce and Muhammad Rujailah documenting life and death in the Gaza strip during ‘Operation Cast Lead’.

“…afterwards, of course, there were endless discussions about the shooting of the elephant. The owner was furious, but he was only an Indian and could do nothing. Besides, legally I had done the right thing, for a mad elephant has to be killed, like a mad dog, if it’s owner fails to control it”.

George Orwell defined a way of witnessing Asia that still remains valid. “To shoot an elephant” is an eye witness account from The Gaza Strip. December 27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead. 21 days shooting elephants. Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances, with Palestinian civilians.

Screening starts 8pm – The film is free but any donations will go to support the Bristol Palestine Solidarity Campaign in their attempt to send a thousands bags of concrete to help rebuild Gaza, find out more at

The film is also being shown to raise awareness of the decommissioners court case, starting May 17th 2010. If you haven’t already sign the decommissioner petition demanding an immediate arms embargo with Israel.


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