Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Palestinians Remember: In Their Own Words

An excellent documentary that serves as an oral people’s history for Palestinian life before, during and after the Nakba. Filmed in over 15 countries and produced by Perla Issa, Aseel Mansour and Adam Shapiro with more than 250 interviews of Palestinian refugees, Chronicles of a Refugee is the first documentary film to look at the global Palestinian refugee experience over the last 60 years. Its 82 minutes so by all means watch it in installments but do persevere for these moving accounts of Palestinian resilience. They will return. (H/t Laurie King).

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This entry was posted on 2 June, 2009 by in History, Palestine, Video and tagged , , .

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"