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Reflections from Palestine During Covid-19

Reflections from Palestine during covid-19

Reflections From Palestine is a collection of voices from Palestinian filmmakers on exceptional experiences and a testimony of a particular time that simultaneously speaks to a feeling understood worldwide. The films display personal film languages and reach out to collective stories expressing Palestine's diversity and a broad span of emotions: from boredom to enjoyment, anger, fear, confusion, and complexities of quarantine days.

What started as an intimate journey of observation and reflection is not only a metaphor and snapshot of a time shaped by COVID- 19 but turned out to be an artistic visual representation and interpretation of a further escalation of the political situation in Palestine.



By Yousef Nateel

This film is a product of questions and comparisons that have matured in the director's imagination through his follow-up to the safety and quarantine regulations used in the world to reduce the number of infections, hence this film is a way to highlight the racist isolation measures that the Israeli occupation is practicing against the Palestinians, as if they were a virus that they supposed to kill and isolate away from the world.

On The Island

By Mohamed Jabaly

As a Palestinian living in diaspora in one of the Lofoten islands in northern Norway, we lived as Palestinians under greater adversities, and under periods of curfew and blockade that was imposed on us which were harsher than those the world is now living. The pandemic has become a real accumulation of events that we have witnessed over the past years, and the real pandemic that we are living under occupation.

Quarantine: A Capsule

By Rozeen Bisharat and Juna Suleiman

During quarantine, and with no apparent future in sight, the very features that define us as social beings are being reconditioned. Different experiences of individuals from all around the world become combined, blurring the lines between the real and the virtual, between identity and place.

Quarantine, Curfew and Videotapes

By Sameer Qumsiyeh

Sometimes life feels like it’s repeating itself, and what we think belonged only to the past we realize that it is still living in us in the present. Actually rather it’s what shaped who we are today.