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Nahr el Barid
2007 | video | 9' 40"
by Ala' Younis

'Nahr el Barid' silently narrates the story of events that I have lived through using keepsakes which I have carefully stowed away in a small tin box. In the video, interventions involving these memorabilia constitute a conversation through which my intimate and shared memories are interrogated. Throughout this dialogue, the very personal associations and meanings that we continually construct around and attach to objects are explored. Going through the contents of the box made me aware of the extent to which violence, war, and displacement have factored into my life, all of which are an integral part of being of Palestinian origin in the Middle East. Upon realizing this, the Nahr el Barid crisis, another conflict involving Palestinian civilian refugees, broke out, inspiring the title of the piece.

See also:

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Exhibition by Ala' Younis:
- Over Jerusalem
- Six Days
- 56 pictures for you
- The Rock
- Tunnels
- Nahr el Barid
- Shukran Faransa! (Thank You France!)
- Nefertiti
- Needles to Rockets

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