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Hope Despair Laughter : A circus project in Palestine

Esther Hertog director.; Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, production company.

2007

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  • Title:
    Hope Despair Laughter : A circus project in Palestine
  • Author: Esther Hertog director.; Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, production company.
  • Description: Filmed in Dheisheh refugee camp in the Westbank, this film follows a group of children and their Palestinian and European trainers participating in a circus summer-camp. Children are shown jumping, juggling, uni-cycling, clowning, and laughing in a surrounding where the graffiti on the walls, the slogans, the monuments for the martyrs, and the separation wall continuously remind the viewers of the ongoing political confrontation. How is the conflict inserted into the children's everyday reality? How is it brought into the circus by 'real' events, speeches and symbolic group names? What is the place of the circus project in the children's hopes and despair?
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Manchester : Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
  • Format: 1 online resource (27 minutes).
  • Subjects: Child circus performers -- Palestine; Circus -- Political aspects -- Palestine; Palestine -- Politics and government; Ethnographic films
  • Language: Arabic
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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