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Uploaded on Aug 13, 2009
The Emperor's Clothes (Detroit, San Francisco, Palestine, 4 mins) Directed by Maha Bazzy and Wesley Taylor Score by K-Salaam and Beatnick Footage by Vanessa Huang and Al Jazeera Creative Commons Depository Poster artwork by Melanie Cervantes, Faviana Rodriguez, and Jesus Barraza Produced by EMERGENCE
In January 2009, Israel launched an assault on the Gaza Strip, causing massive damage to civilian infrastructure, killing more than 1,300 Palestinians and wounding 5,300. Israel has held Gaza under siege, controlling the borders, air and water space, preventing even the most basic humanitarian goods from entering.
The Emperors Clothes is a call to action. One of the most effective strategies we can pursue right now is boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns (http://bdsmovement.net/) against Israel, as we demand an end to Israel's 60-plus years of occupation and war on Palestinian life.