WINGS #09-11 The Spirit of Rachel Corrie
The ship, the woman, and the inspiration.
Uploaded: 26 Jun, 2011
Recording Date: 25 Jun, 2011
Recording Location: Arcata, California, and Vancouver BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #09-11 The Spirit of Rachel Corrie
Description: On May 16, 2011, Israel's navy fired upon and turned back a ship carrying sewer pipes to Gaza, and an international group of activists. The ship was called The Spirit of Rachel Corrie. Who sent the ship, who was on it, who was Rachel Corrie, why did she die, and how does her memory influence people today?
Host(s): Honna Veerkamp.
Featured Speakers/Guests: Julie Levesque, from the Center for Research on Globalization, passenger on the Spirit of Rachel Corrie; Eva Jasiewicz, journalist, union organizer and coordinator with the Free Gaza Movement; Huwaida Arraf, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and the Free Gaza Movement, current chair of the Free Gaza Movement. Rachel Corrie (archival). Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman (film clip).
Credits: Production and interviews by Honna Veerkamp; Rachel Corrie archival clip on YouTube attributed to Middle East Broadcasting Company; film excerpt from documentary Rachel, produced by Simone Bitton and distributed by Women Make Movies http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c787.shtml ; music is from Mavi Marmara Massacre by Muslimgaze, and is creative commons licensed.
NewsType: Weekly Program
Regional > Middle East
Society and Culture
Regional > Middle East > Isreal/Palestine