On 22nd April 2010 in the National Ethnography Museum in Warsaw, HumanDoc Foundation with the Department of Development Cooperation by Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Ethnography Museum organised a panel discussion In the West Bank No Change, dedicated to the current situation in Palestinian National Authority with special focus on development aid provided to this region by European Union, including Poland. Panel included also the screening of documentary Fencers for Palestine made by the Foundation for the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Prior to the screening, Agata Czaplińska, Head of Programming Department in the Development Aid Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, used multimedia presentation to explain, how Polish system of development cooperation works. Then, Agata Hummel (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University) and Helena Patzer (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at University of Warsaw) presented the problem from anthropological point of view, and Konrad Pędziwiatr from Tischner Europan University, thanks to his multimedia lecture “In West Bank No Change”, made the introduction to the real situation in Palestinian National Authority. As the editor of arabia.pl internet portal, he visited Palestine multiple Times and had the opportunity to study the problems and culture of this region of Middle East.
After the screening, the authors of the film – Urszula Laskowska and Mateusz Mularski, together with the coordinatior and co-author Aleksander Kostek from the Tischner European University, shared with the audience their reflections and thoughts regarding making the film “Fencers for Palestine”.