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Photo-voice project in Palestine

Looking to build on efforts – or start a new project – to empower Palestinian refugee children with cameras and bring their “voices” to specific forums and audiences (e.g. policy, peace-building missions). Looking for guidance and partners. Please contact me if you might provide either.
Thanks!

by Ruba at 2007-12-20 03:32:06 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Washington, DC , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Try the Norwegian People Aid’s Youth & Vocational Center in Beirut. Lots of palestinian refugees who use the center, all interested in photography and media.

by Shahriar Nouri | 20 Dec 2007 12:12 | Oslo, Norway | | Report spam→
thanks for this exciting lead! will look into them after the holidays. are you involved with this group??

by Ruba | 27 Dec 2007 17:12 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
hey i ran a project like this in Bolivia working with Shoe Shine Boys in the capital. I was also part of "project Luz’…a disposable camera project run in Mexico. I don’t know where to start but if you need any help or advice then please contact me and i hope i can be of help! ben.

by Benjamin Thomas | 27 Dec 2007 18:12 | london, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
I’d try to contact filmmaker Mai Masri, who has made a series of three films on Palestinian children and has also set up a Children’s Scholarship fund.

http://www.hrw.org/iff/2002/traveling/frontiers-interview.html

http://www.palestine-family.net/index.php?nav=3-83&cid=98-176&did=743&pageflip=1

- If someone wanted to learn more or do something to help, what might you suggest?

They could visit NGOs on the ground like Ibdaa in Dheisha or Sumoud in Shatila camp. They could sponsor Palestinian children or families.If they like they could volunteer to work with children in one of the refugee camps or take part in the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) www.palsolidarity.org or Grass Roots International Protection (GIPP) www.pngo.net/GIPP/.

Peace activists of ISM are doing incredible work in protecting civilians and testifying against Israeli brutality (Contacts: Pcr@p-ol.com and send copy to: georgesq@yahoo.com Hanna Rishmawi (GIPP): 00972-52-437513; Bahiyya (GIPP): 00972-55-378262; George S. Rishmawi: 00972-52-502079; Ghassan Andoni: 00972-52- 595319; Sabeel Centre (Cathy): 00972-2-5327136).

by [former member] | 28 Dec 2007 14:12 (ed. Dec 28 2007) | Warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
Check this site out! The exhibition was traveling through America not too long ago. . . so inspiring!The photographer who headed this project might be able to give you some insight on the “how’s” in getting a project like this off the ground. Cheers!

http://picturebalata.net/

by Nicole Franco | 31 Dec 2007 16:12 | san francisco, United States | | Report spam→
I have a long term relationship with the community in Dheisheh refugee camp,near Bethlehem. I can put you in touch with the folks who run the Ibdaa Cultural Center – it has an infrastructure to support internationals and welcomes such projects. I did a pilot photo workshop there last fall, and they’d definitely like to bring more photography projects in.

by s. smith patrick | 01 Jan 2008 10:01 | san francisco, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks to you all for your helpful tips and exciting leads!!

Happy 2008!
ruba

by Ruba | 26 Jan 2008 21:01 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
hey ruba,
in aida camp,bethlehem there’s a nice community center which has an ongoing photo program.when i was there it was anne paq who was running photo/film activities with many groups from 9-24.in hebron wendy lear runned a similiar project with teenagers armed with slr’s and i think the project was great succes with a book and exhibition somewhere in ny.anne’s blog is a real good source of info on whats going on in the west bank:
chroniquespalestine

wend’s page

check it out,good luck!

by Grzegorz Czaplicki | 27 Jan 2008 04:01 (ed. Jan 27 2008) | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
hi ruba,

i’m from india and was wondering if there are spaces/ projects that allow for photographers and filmmakers like us to operate and work in palestine? i’m really keen to take up a visual project that looks at how childhood is lived and ‘performed’ in the middle east, specifically in conflict areas…would you be able to help?

looking forward to hearing from you

by Sushmit Ghosh | 15 Dec 2008 05:12 | new delhi, India | | Report spam→
Dear Ruba, In France, with vulnerable (dsabled, marginalised…) publics , we have developped method,starting from using either disposable cameras or even mobile phone camera and going till editing movies from those images + voices + any sounds…tell me a bit what you need exactly. All the best . gerald

by Gerald ASSOULINE | 15 Dec 2008 18:12 | | Report spam→

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Participants

Ruba, Ruba
Washington, Dc , United States
Shahriar Nouri, Photographer Shahriar Nouri
Photographer
Oslo , Norway
Benjamin Thomas, photographer Benjamin Thomas
photographer
London , United Kingdom
Nicole Franco, documentary photo/film Nicole Franco
documentary photo/film
San Francisco , United States
s. smith patrick, s. smith patrick
San Francisco , United States
Grzegorz Czaplicki, photographer Grzegorz Czaplicki
photographer
Warsaw , Poland
Sushmit Ghosh, Filmmaker Sushmit Ghosh
Filmmaker
Dharamshala , India
Gerald ASSOULINE, Photographer Gerald ASSOULINE
Photographer
[undisclosed location].


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