Palestine – Forgotten and Ignored
Real Time collaborated with MEND (Middle Eastern Non-violence and Democracy) on a Participatory Video
assignment as part of the Participate project.
Women from El-Jib (a village in Area C, Palestine) used video to present the everyday aspects of living in a highly controlled area in the shadow of the wall built by Israel. The project used video as a way of expanding social possibilities by women taking new roles, and the importance of that in changing their sense of self-advocacy.
One of the films made by the women, 'Unhappy Birthday', reveals the everyday subjective aspects of situation, sadness, lack of hope and injustice.