FWTV – Occupied in Bethlehem – A look at Banksy’s “Walled Off Hotel”
In March 2017 British artist Banksy open the doors to “The Walled Off Hotel”, a fully functioning hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine.
FWTV headed over to stay at the hotel for a few nights and see how Banksy aims to use this as a tool to inform people about the region’s complicated situation.
This video was shot over a three day period at the end of May 2017 and features:
- the Jerusalem conflict tour. Hosted by an Israeli born, Jewish guide. The tour lasted 4 hours and focused on the stark contrast between the East and West regions of the city.
- The Wall & Aida Camp tour – Hosted by a Palestinian born guide. The tour lasted 2 hours and was a first-hand account of life restricted by the “security wall” that engulfs the region. The tour also took us through the “Aida” refugee camp.
- The Dead Sea – a 3 hours trip through Jericho down towards the Dead Sea.
Excursions were organised through the hotel and are highly recommended if visiting.
LEMMiNO – Voyage
A Himitsu – Lot Within
Balfour Declaration – http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-balfour-declaration
BBC – Six day war – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39960461
AIDA in numbers – https://www.unrwa.org/where-we-work/west-bank/aida-camp
Maann News – http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=774681