promised land

«Humanism is the only – I would go so far as saying the final- resistance we have against the inhuman practices and injustices that disfigure human history.»

Edward W. Said

I traveled through the Palestinian territories in the summer of 2009. This land also referred to as the biggest open air prison of the world hosts one of the longest ongoing conflicts of our modern history, which has caused the deaths of thousand of innocent people. There I joined the Israeli Committee against House Demolition (ICAHD), a non-violent, direct-action group dedicated to ending the Israeli Occupation by fighting in its own way for achieving a just peace-making process. Their activism focuses on the collaboration of the two communities in the rebuilding of Palestinian homes that the Israeli army has demolished, (a total of nearly 50,000 in the OPT since 1967).

«We can not fight for our rights and our history as well as future until we are armed with weapons of criticism and dedicated consciousness.»

Edward W. Said

Project filmed in both digital and black and white film