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Forensic Architecture lead a live presentation and discussion around their investigation into the 2017 police raid of Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert.
Presented by Forensic Architecture’s founding director and principal investigator Eyal Weizman, this interactive lecture builds off Forensic Architecture’s The Long Duration of a Split Second, which was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2018.
This ongoing project stems from a raid which occurred in the village of Umm al-Hiran in the northern Negev desert, shortly before dawn on 18 January 2017. During the raid, two people were killed: a villager, Yaqub Musa Abu alQi’an, and a policeman, Erez Levi. Israeli officials claimed Levi’s death was the result of a ‘terrorist attack’. However, local residents and activists told a different story.
Working with Activestills, a group of documentary photographers, Forensic Architecture exposed inconsistencies in the official account of the event, as well as the mishandling of evidence after the fact. The project continues to expose new aspects to the case while also demonstrating the strength of media in the use of investigative journalism and the effects it can take on judicial systems in the ruling of complicit murder.
Sat, 23 Nov 2019
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