Earlier this year, we lost the wonderful, funny and brave Jeremy Hardy.
Acclaimed stand-up comedian and passionate campaigner for human rights, this event will honour and remember Jeremy’s unstinting support for Palestine and the Palestinian people.
Jeremy Hardy versus the Israeli Army follows Jeremy’s journey to Palestine, at the invitation of filmmaker Leila Sansour, who challenges him to join the International Solidarity Movement during the 2002 Israeli invasion.
Jeremy had always felt sympathetic to the Palestinians, but travelling thousands of miles to engage in direct action against the world’s fourth biggest military power was not his idea of a holiday. On the other hand, neither was travelling to Florida to spend Easter with his in-laws. Palestine wins.
Peter Bradshaw, reviewing the film in July 2003 said: “The sight of the wisecracking comic turning emulsion-white with fear brings home the situation with more power than any news broadcast.”
Schedule for the evening
Dr Husam Zomlot, Palestinian Ambassador to the UK, will introduce the evening.
A short screening that showcases the work of MAP will precede the film. Jeremy was an active supporter of MAP, regularly perf