On Walls & Images Vol 1. / May 24th 2021
Brought to you by: Cinema Akil, Gulf Photo Plus, Reel Palestine and Visualizing Palestine.
On May 24th 2021, we hosted the first of our series ‘On Walls & Images’ a series of event bringing together a collective of passionate individuals to present and discuss data, the power of the still image and the capacity for empathy. Volume 1's event included:
A presentation by photographer Tanya Habjouqa, an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator alongside Mohammed Somji, photographer, curator and director at Gulf Photo Plus. Tanya presented her works from 'The Sacred Space Oddity'.
A discussion about the impact and importance of data presented by Ramzi Jaber, cofounder of Visualizing Palestine, an interdisciplinary organization that specializes in data visualization, technology and data journalism creating visual stories on social issues.
A screening of the short film ‘Sebastia’ by Dima Srouji. The film explores a small archaeological town called Sebastia, which sits on top of a hill Northwest of Nablus, Palestine that has been excavated multiple times over the last century.
On Walls & Images Vol 2. / July 11th 2021
Brought to you by: Cinema Akil, Reel Palestine and Visualizing Palestine.
On July 11th 2021, we will host our second series of ‘On Walls & Images’ a series of event bringing together a collective of passionate individuals to present and discuss data, the power of the still image and the capacity for empathy.
Talk by Visualizing Palestine
A talk by Visualizing Palestine volunteer Tala Borno and Reel Palestine's Bahaa Kayyali on food insecurity in the Gaza strip.
Since the start of its blockade on Gaza, Israel has been controlling Gazans’ calorie intake, making food essentials such as meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables a luxury. 2017 OCHA estimates found that 40%* of Gazan households suffered from food insecurity, and 80%** of people were reliant on foreign aid for survival. These visuals highlight how Israel's Red Lines Policy, implemented from 2007-2010, collectively punished Gazans by limiting their access to food quantities needed for survival.
Screening of 'Fishless Sea'
Directed by: Samer Qatta, AlMalik Abusidu
Palestine | PG | 51 mins | Documentary | Arabic (English subtitles)
For more than four decades Abu Ala' has sailed along the Gazan coastline. The film takes the viewer on a journey in Abu Ala's boat witnessing the hardship faced by Gazan fishermen under the Israeli blockade since 2006. While Abu Alaa' tries to bequeath his profession to his children, they start to feel the frustration of fishing in a sea that does not expand their horizon.