In September 2011, Mahmoud Abbas (President of the Palestinian National Authority) submitted an application to the Security Council for Palestine to be recognized as an independent sovereign state at the United Nations.
The United States has promised to veto this bid when it reaches the Security Council.
VETO is an independently shot documentary that provides a unique insight into how Palestine’s latest bid for statehood is viewed by ordinary Palestinians. VETO is a student film and as such pays particular attention to how the situation in Palestine affects young people living under occupation.
Shot during a period of unprecedented upheaval in the region, this film aims to understand why there is so much hope in a land that has known little else other than conflict and division for most of its modern history.