A series of short multimedia portraits of Palestinian men and women who have memories of the Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948, when hundreds of thousands of men, women and children were forced to leave their homes. The diaspora settled all around the world, and also in other locations within Israel, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. The series focuses on how people have sculpted their lives, despite losing their homeland, and now in the later stages of life, how they see both the past and the future.
Collector, Widad Kawar, explains her motivation towards creating a little piece of Palestine in her home in Amman, Jordan.
London architect, Antoine Raffoul talks about his memories of the Palestinian ‘Nakbah’ meaning ‘catastrophe’ in 1948, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced within and outside of their homeland. He was 7 years old when he left, and has never been back.
Born in 1933 in Palestine, and since 1948 an exile from his homeland, Abdul Hay Mosallam explains how he has turned his passion for Palestine into an unusual art form. Now in his 80s and living in the Jordanian capital, Amman, he reflects on aspects of his life and work.
This photo film is part of a series to mark the lives of Palestinians who were exiled from their country in 1948 during the ‘Nakba’ or ‘Catastrophe’.
Nakba Day is commemorated each year on May 15th. 2015 is the 67th anniversary.