January 28th, 2008

Butterfly Lady

My name is Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie is a play based on the diaries and emails of Rachel Corrie. The diaries were edited by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman, who directed it. Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled as an activist to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. She was killed while attempting to prevent an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Caterpillar D9 bulldozer from engaging in what she thought was the demolition of a home in a Palestinian residential area of Rafah, next to the border with Egypt. She was killed when the bulldozer -- intentionally or accidentally -- either drove over her or caused falling debris to land on her. The house in question was in an area the IDF had designated a security zone and claimed contained a network of smuggling tunnels connecting Egypt to the Palestinian side of Rafah.-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Name_is_Rachel_Corrie

The play dipicts the life and death of a young peace activist who knows every life is of value.