Personal Witness of Resistance
A series of photos which illustrate the current situation as lived by Palestinians in Bethlehem, and also across the entire West Bank. This event is a talk based on personal witness and using projected images taken by Rehab Nazzal since the start of the recent uprising. Rehab is well-known to Beit Zatoun and Toronto and across Canada as a fearless artist using photographs, video, sound and other media to show and reflect the reality of Palestinians living under brutal, permanent military occupation.
About Rehab Nazzal
Rehab Nazzal is a multidisciplinary artist currently conducting a PhD research in Palestine. Nazzal was born and grew up in a small town on the outskirt of Jenin, on a mountain terraced with olive trees including some of oldest in the country. She was a child when the 1967 war interrupted the lives of Palestinians with a human-made disaster, the second in two decades. Growing up under Israel’s occupation has shaped Nazzal’s life and identity. She left Palestine to pursue her university study at Damascus University. Her experience under the Israeli occupation remain the driving force behind her activism and artistic practice.
Nazzal’s video and photography work has been shown in Canada and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions. She is currently a PhD candidate at Western University (London, ON) and an assistant professor at Dar Al-Kalima University Collage of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem. She holds an MFA from Ryerson University (Toronto), a BFA from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Economics from Damascus University (Syria).
Need to know:
– Doors open at 1:50
– $5 donation (suggested minimum)
– Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
– Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.
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