The Unrecognized - Documentary - Oxfam/European Union/Adalah - produced by 59

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Produced by Fifty Nine

Written and commissioned by Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Supported by Oxfam GB and the European Union

Duration 23 mins

Original Format DV-PAL

Aspect Ratio 16:9

The contents of this film are the sole responsibility of Adalah (the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

DVD copies are available for screening purposes, as are fully subtitled versions for the deaf.

The Unrecognized

Adalah / Oxfam GB / EU

About this project

'The Unrecognized' is a short documentary, shot on location, which highlights the plight of Palestinian Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel living in the Naqab (Negev) desert, many of whom were forced off their lands following the establishment of the state in 1948.

Approximately 70,000 now live in the poverty of 'unrecognized villages', where they are denied essential public services and face fundamental human rights violations due to institutionalized discrimination.

This film was commissioned by Adalah (the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel), and funded by Oxfam (GB) and the European Union.

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