Screening – The Jaweed Al Ghussein Story

Screening Monday 23rd November, 2009

This new film by documentary filmmaker and journalist Stephen Desmond tells the story of how Jaweed Al Ghussein (former Chairman of The Palestinian National Fund)  was falsely accused by Yasser Arafat of embezzling $6 million from The Palestinian National Fund, abducted, held under house arrest in Gaza and subjected to a systematic smear campaign. The film focuses on providing a narrative history of Al-Ghussein’s abduction, positioning the incident within a wider discussion of Human Rights abuse in the Middle East.

Stephen Desmond is co-founder of the Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism: