“How would history read,” Sabaaneh muses,” if those who bled and suffered through it had written it?” White & Black attempts to answer that question for the Palestinian people.
Ghnaim contends that Palestinian embroidery sacrificed much of its significance and role in preserving Palestinian culture at the altar of commercialization over the years. A key role of embroidery is storytelling.
Unlike many Palestinian artists who dislike the idea being put into the “resistance art” box, Jarrar is a politically-engaged artist making a statement against an emerging world order of separation walls.
Ramzi Maqdisi’s black-comedy short, “Solomon’s Stone,” could be considered a parable of present-day Jerusalem and the nationalistic politics fueling the violent dynamic between Israel and the Palestinians, occupier and occupied.
“If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them, Their Oil would become Tears.”
– Mahmoud Darwish
Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Khalil Rabah, Khaled Jarrar, Laila Shawa, and Samia Halaby,
The experience of the civil war is completely embedded in my psyche. It was very strange to witness the war as a child: it was like the Wild West, everyone walking around with a gun or rifle.