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This is Gaza!

This is Gaza : A series of short videos that present readings of literary texts written by writers from Gaza under the Israeli bombardment, and read by well-known Arab artists. 

 Developed and presented by Action for Hope the idea came a few days after the war on Gaza started in October.  The images in the media were similar to the images from Gaza in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2019; they were images of killed people, mostly women and children, and of destroyed buildings.  Despite the importance of conveying these images to the world, Action for Hope felt that they were missing something important: images of life.  The images created by artists and the voices they raised advocating for life, were nowhere to be seen or heard. Action for Hope decided to launch this modest attempt at presenting some of the literary voices in Gaza, first because they deserve to be heard, because these voices go further and deeper than media reports and political statements, and because the voice and image of Gaza are incomplete without those of artists and writers. This series is presented by the Centre for Creative at the Time of the Writerfestival to mark both South Africa’s Human Rights Day and UNESCO’s International Poetry Day.


Mar 21 2024


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Streamed on Facebook and YouTube