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.


Real Time is one of the most established and

successful participatory media organisations in the UK, with an international reputation for participatory video (PV) and digital media. 

Real Time offers training, projects, research, consultancy and advocacy particularly targeting hard-to-reach groups and marginalised communities building social cohesion, developing networks and opening channels of communication to enable positive change.

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