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Creating people's geographies

Where should the birds fly?

A moving upcoming documentary by young journalist-filmmaker Fida Qishta, set to the haunting music of Marcel Khalife and with the title inspired by a line in a Mahmoud Darwish poem. The film’s trailer is followed by an extended clip that centers around one of the central characters, Mona, a beautiful 11 year old child directly affected by the Israeli assault. There is an opportunity and appeal to help support the completing of the documentary and take it to the world.

Deep Dish TV asks your support for Where Should the Birds Fly

Tax-deductible donations can be made online at Deep Dish Fida Qishta, a young Palestinian filmmaker and journalist from Rafah in Gaza, with her crew of young Gazans has documented the horrific Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009. And they have kept their cameras rolling for months, recording the struggle of the people of Gaza to retrieve some sense of normalcy from the absolute abnormality of life in the world’s largest prison camp, sealed off on all sides by Israeli and Egyptian walls, barbed wire and military.

Extended clip

Crossposted at PULSE


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This entry was posted on 7 August, 2010 by in Gender, 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"