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Palestine – Forgotten and Ignored
Client: MEND/IDS

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.

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