Palestine

Gaza Reels: Old Movies, New Voices

The Gaza Reels

In how many different ways is it possible to depict a problem that is more than sixty years old? Resistance to the Israeli occupation of Palestine has generated powerful, inventive and creative visual campaigns, and Gaza Reels by animator Anna Shevchenko, is one of the latest in a distinguished line-up.

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Machsom Watch: Documenting Checkpoints & Military Courts in Palestine & Israel

Machsom Watch Site

On a cold February morning in 2001, five pioneering Israeli women - Ronnee Jaeger, Adi Kuntsman, Yehudit Keshet, Yael Lavi-Jenner and Stephanie Black - arrived at Checkpoint 300 between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Inspired by similar actions in Guatemala, Ronnee Jaeger encouraged this group of women, who saw themselves as subversive and radical, to challenge the Israeli military on it's own ground. The five women who started Machsom Watch had a clear agenda - to monitor the behaviour of the military, monitor (and protect) Palestinian Human Rights and bear witness to what was happening.

Animated Palestinian Hip-Hop Videos

Animated hip-hop

Hip-hop as a musical genre is rooted in the experiences of marginalised communities in the United States. It provided a vehicle to express anger, repression and yearnings for a better life. Although, decades later, money and the mainstreaming of the genre has changed hip-hop, it still remains an expression of protest in many parts of the world.

Mapping: Open Street Maps in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Detail of Open Street Map for Gaza

Open Street Maps is a global project that maps cities around the world through the collective efforts of everyday people. Most geographical data and maps are created from data that is protected by copyright legislation and is expensive to use. Open Street Maps is free and constantly being edited and updated by the efforts of volunteers around the world.

Map: Land in Dispute

The Shrinking Map of Palestine

This series of images was published in the London Times article titled “Truth in Mapping”, 5 May 2006. It uses a series of maps to show the changes in the territorial boundaries between Israel and Palestine from 1917 to 2006.

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