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Donor Opium: The NGOization of Palestine

Film Screening and Discussion

- 9:00pm
Mardi Octobre 9 2012

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1425
Address: 515 W. Hastings St
Cost: Free

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Donor Opium: The NGOization of Palestine

Film Screening and Discussion with author Dru Oja Jay

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:00 PM
Room 1425, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver
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Join the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign for a film screening and discussion focusing on the impact of development NGOs and international donor governments and agencies on the Palestinian liberation struggle.

Film Screening: "Donor Opium. The impact of foreign aid to Palestine," directed by Mariam Shahin and George Azar

For twenty years now the international donor community has financially supported Palestinian institutions, the police, and the bigger part of the civil society organizations. Peace and the establishment of a democratic Palestinian state have been the declared goals of all this support. But actual results are the fragmentation and pacification of the Palestinian people. "Donor Opium" explores this impact.


Discussion on the impact of development NGOs in Palestine and elsewhere with Dru Oja Jay, co-author of Paved With Good Intentions: Canada’s Development NGOs from Idealism to Imperialism. Dru Oja Jay is a co-founder of the Dominion and the Media Co-op.

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