Being an actor in Hebron

Being an actor in Hebron

À Hebron, Raed nous raconte face à la caméra comment il est devenu acteur alors qu’il était au comble du désespoir. Parfois le théâtre peut sauver des vies. Une histoire vraie pour terminer ce parcours sur une note d’espoir. Video in Arabic, text in French and English

The pixelated cow

The pixelated cow

L’artiste palestinien Amer Shomali nous raconte pourquoi il a sculpté une vache pixellisée. «68 000 petits cubes que j’ai collés à la main, explique-t-il. C’est ma vache, quand je l’appelle je dis ma vache pixellisée, ou ma vache de Troie.» Text in French and English + Bonus video.

Jail memories

Jail memories

Parfois, la tension est telle qu’un fou rire parvient à désamorcer l’angoisse. Palestinien originaire de Ramallah, Souleyman Khatib a été emprisonné en Israël dès son plus jeune âge. Il milite aujourd’hui au sein d’un programme pour le rapprochement israélo-palestinien. Video in English, text in French

Few hours in Haifa

Today, my mother told me that I have the permission to enter Haifa and Akka from the so-called “Israeli government”. I was really excited and started preparing myself while imagining the sea in front of me. The words started to form sentences in my mind: “Finally your dream came true, you are going to see what others had taken from your country, the precious Mediterranean Sea.” I didn’t sleep, I just waited for tomorrow. I told my sister that I would wake her up because I would be the first who’s awake. The sun started to shine and we were ready to go. We went to the center of the […]

Another story from Dheisheh camp, by Jamal Khalil Saal

Jamal Khalil Saal lives in Dheisheh, a camp near Bethlehem. This story is also a story told in Until then, a documentary by Dahna Abourahme. When I was fifteen, tells Jamal, I was imprisoned once, then a second time, so I wasn’t able to finish school. I was forced to work and I worked in a restaurant and got started in this business. I was sixteen when I started. I like this work, I like it a lot. When I was a kid, I used to joke around that I was going to be a cook… but originally I wanted to study. About fifteen years ago, tells Emad Daoud (the […]

A true story from Nablus

I discovered this story watching this documentary: In the spider’s web, produced in 2004 by Al-Haq and directed by Hanna Musleh (http://thisweekinpalestine.com/details.php?catid=11&id=1505&edid=108).   The film, says the Youtube note, is part of Al-Haq’s campaign to stop collective punishment practiced by Israeli occupying forces against Palestinians. Bellow is the transcription of the English subtitles of Maysoun’s story: I am Maysoun Salah Nayef Hayek. I was married to martyr Muhammad Abdallah Daoud Hayek. We has a very simple wedding because of the political events and checkpoints, and also because there were many martyrs. We respected the situation. Anyone who gets married dreams of having a baby who will carry his name. I […]