Please see also: Budrus FAQ | Encounter Point FAQ | My Neighbourhood FAQ
Where is Just Vision based?
Our main office is in Washington DC, and we have teams based in New York and in East Jerusalem. Our staff is made up of Palestinian, Israeli, North and South American human rights advocates, conflict resolution experts, filmmakers and journalists.
How is Just Vision funded?
Just Vision has a solid, loyal base of donors comprised largely of foundations and individuals who are passionate about human rights, film, multimedia, nonviolence, peacebuilding and/or the Middle East. Our donors are primarily from North America, though not exclusively, and reflect a broad constituency rather than a single ethnic or religious group. Our contributors share our vision to amplify the voices of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders and nonviolence leaders who are working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict.
We also receive in-kind donations, including legal, printing, sound mixing and research services. Finally, we receive licensing fees for film broadcasts, DVD sales and screening fees.
We retain full editorial control of our content, and do not accept any funding that would require us to cede editorial control of our documentary films or educational materials.
Given the urgency of the issue and its global relevance, as well as our steady growth over the last eight years, we are confident that we will continue to garner ongoing and new sources of support.
Tax-deductible donations are accepted online or by check, payable to: Just Vision Inc., a registered 501(C)(3) organization.
Does Just Vision advocate for a particular political solution to the conflict?
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict reverberates around the world. Given the magnitude of the issue, the political paralysis, and the urgency of the situation on the ground, real change will require coordinated and focused efforts by nonviolence leaders at the grassroots level. It will also require journalists to tell these stories, and strategic publics willing to pay attention.
We firmly believe that Israelis and Palestinians are here to stay, and that both deserve to live in freedom, equality, security, dignity and peace in any future arrangement, but we do not advocate for any particular final status agreement. We assert that the continuing occupation and Israeli settlement growth are illegal, immoral, and pose a major obstacle to any lasting solution, and recognize the rights of refugees in accordance with international law. We believe that ending the occupation is crucial to resolving the conflict.
Just Vision is non-partisan. We are not affiliated with any political or religious movement. We highlight the efforts of Israeli and Palestinian civilians who are working to resolve the conflict and end the occupation through nonviolent means. We believe that ordinary people have a critical role to play in this process and that ultimately politicians will follow civil society's lead.
What is unique or new about Just Vision compared to other organizations working on this issue?
Just Vision generates awareness and support for Israelis and Palestinians who pursue freedom, dignity, security and peace using nonviolent means. We tell their inspiring but under-documented stories through our award-winning films, multimedia profiles and community organizing tools.
Just Vision is the only organization to document a broad spectrum of Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence leaders and civic peacebuilders, to generate media content about their work in Arabic, Hebrew and English, and to embed the idea of nonviolence in popular discourse in these three contexts.
We broker necessary relationships and link nonviolent grassroots leaders to one another, the media, and to broader networks of support in American, Israeli and Palestinian societies. Our overarching goal is to contribute to fostering peace and an end to the occupation by rendering Palestinian and Israeli civic peacebuilders and nonviolence leaders more visible, valued and effective in their efforts.
Just Vision produces documentary films (including Encounter Point, Budrus, Home Front: Portraits from Sheikh Jarrah, My Neighbourhood) that reach millions of viewers worldwide and garner press coverage from the world’s leading journalists. We then conduct targeted, sustained public education campaigns around the films for Palestinian, Israeli, American and broader international audiences. We also create comprehensive online resources for educators, public intellectuals, faith leaders and activists featuring dozens of Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence leaders and peacebuilders. Over the years, we have reached tens of thousands of people directly, in over 200 cities, through screenings, workshops and panel discussions.
How do you select the Visionary interviewees?
Just Vision has three criteria for selecting the interviewees to be profiled on our website. Each interviewee is: A civilian, locally-based (in Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories), and engaged in nonviolent activities aimed at ending the occupation and resolving the conflict. Our subjects reflect a broad range of political perspectives, geographical locations and religious affiliations. They do not all agree with each other. We believe that it is critical to learn about the spectrum of opinions from individuals in the region who are most committed to ensuring that freedom and full rights are enjoyed by members of both societies. If you know someone who fits these criteria and is not profiled on our website, please send your suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I support Just Vision’s work or get involved in the efforts Just Vision documents?
No matter where you live, there are many ways to support Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence and conflict resolution efforts and to get involved in the grassroots initiatives that Just Vision documents. Visit our ‘Get Involved’ section to learn more.
Just Vision relies on the generosity of individuals like you to continue our work. To make a tax-deductible donation to Just Vision, visit www.justvision.org/donate.
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