Creator: Visualizing Palestine | 2012
"On hunger strikes in 1989 South Africa and 2012 Israel/Palestine"
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Creator: Larissa Sansour | 2010
"Did Israel steal the falafel from the Palestinians? This seemingly silly question is a precursor to an investigation into the intentional and systematic hijacking and eradication of Palestinian cultural history by the state of Israel."
Creator: Selma Dabbagh | 2011
“Out of It is an inter-generational Palestinian novel set in Gaza, England and the Gulf. The novel’s main characters are 27-year-old twins Rashid and Iman, their parents, and their older brother Sabri. Confined to a wheelchair after losing his legs in an explosion that killed wife and son, Sabri is writing a book on Palestinian history. As the novel opens Gaza is under bombardment. Unemployed Rashid, who has been awake through the night smoking marijuana and watching the onslaught, is offered an escape route in the form of a scholarship to London. His twin Iman, a teacher who is uncomfortably aware she is seen as a Swiss-educated outsider and returnee, is trying with difficulty to find a role as an activist. On her way home from a night-long women’s committee meeting she finds she is being watched by an armed fighter in a green jacket. The plot of Out of It includes family secrets, love stories, factionalism, and betrayals.”
Creator: Wael Shawky | 2010-ongoing
"Cabaret Crusades is a project based on the historic chronicles of the Crusades (1095-1291). The project began in January 2010 and is expected to be completed by September 2013. It is primarily a marionette-film series that ironically criticises the history of the establishment of modern civilisations while analysing religious conflict by shifting between myth and fact. The historical picture that emerges is at once powerful and level-headed, political and unbiased. The essay gives some insight into the cruelties committed by humanity perpetrated in the name of a vague feeling of religious humiliation, but more objectively one that was carried out for complex socio-economic reasons. The research and preparation leading up to the filmic work include the creation of drawings, photography, marionette designs, and written scripts which may culminate in future manifestations as exhibition installations."