Copy
Ramallah, November 2015
View this email in your browser

A VOICE ACROSS - NEWSLETTER FROM THE DANISH HOUSE

WORKING IN PALESTINE IS A DELICATE BALANCE DURING ESCALATING VIOLENCE
As I am writing this editorial 78 primarily young Palestinians have lost their lives and many thousands are wounded during the past five weeks. The escalating violence and confrontations seem to have become the norm whether we label it Intifadah or not. The situation affects every aspect of our work and we have to strike the delicate balance between apathy and respect – we have to continue our efforts, projects and events but at the same time we cannot ignore the fact that daily clashes and funerals are happening outside our windows. I am hoping this newsletter will illustrate that we have been able to do so.    

As many of you already know I have been interviewed by Danish media - an example below:

DR.DK: FRYGTEN FOR NY INTIFADAH STIGER I PALÆSTINA
Follow Lone Bildsøe Lassen on Twitter
DHIP EVENT - COUCH TALK: HOW DO WE SAFE HISTORY

Palestinians have been displaced across Palestine and the globe since 1948. Palestinian history exists mainly through an oral tradition that has been fragmented through this displacement.

Can individual stories be translated into a collective history?
Can art be the media for this process? 
Can an oral tradition be translated into a professional academic discourse? 

These questions were debated by Actress Faten Khoury who was the leading force behind the Living History project and Adel Yahya Director, the Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange (PACE) on October 6th at the Danish House in Palestine. 

WATCH THE VIDEO FROM THE 'LIVING STONES' PERFORMANCE
 
DHIP EVENT - COUCH TALK: IF EVERYONE IS A JOURNALIST WHO IS THE EDITOR?

News is increasingly dependent on videos captured by ordinary people. These are published on Youtube and shared on Facebook and Twitter and present footage often captured by people who have access to places journalists do not. 

This development was discussed by the Palestinian English Desk Editor for PNN, Nour Issa Qudaimat, and Mille Schneekloth Christiansen , VJ from the Danish tabloid, EkstraBladet. Both participants in our Journalist Exchange, supported by International Media Support (IMS). Their colleagues from leading Palestinian and Danish media outlets were present and joined the debate.


SEE FACEBOOK EVENT
JOURNALIST EXCHANGE

How do Israeli military checkpoints and social expectations affect artists and Ping-Pong players? What are the thoughts and fears of Palestinian mothers currently
seeing their teenagers take to the streets calling for an end to decades of occupation?
 

These were just some of the themes tackled by eight teams of Danish and
Palestinian journalists as they explored close to every inch of the West Bank
discovering untold stories or different angles and perspectives on the current news stories.

The Danish journalists who represented an array of leading outlets worked in close partnerships with Palestinian counterparts as part of the project Journalist Exchange, co-financed by International Media Support (IMS). Second part of the project will be implementet in march, when the Palestinian journalists are going to Denmark.

Read two of the articles produced from the project in Danish newspapers 'Politiken' and 'Information'.

Israel går målrettet efter familierne til drabsmænd: INFORMATION


Israel: Jødiske mordere skal ikke i retten: POLITIKEN
 
DAYS OF CINEMA - NORDIC FOCUS

As Danish Chair of the Nordic Council in 2015, the Danish representative Office and the Danish House in Palestine were presenting Nordic films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland during the Days of Cinema. It consolidated a tradition of close collaboration between FilmLab and Danish partners and marked the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the Danish House in Palestine and FilmLab Palestine. Nordic Focus consisted of four screenings in the Danish House and Sakakini Cultural Center.


“The Nordic Focus is very much in tune with the overall vision of the Days of Cinema – the promotion of film art and film culture in Palestine and to inspire the establishment of a Palestinian film industry. I think the Nordic contribution was a success – especially considering the fact that it is a first step towards establishing Nordic film culture as a reference point with an audience much more adapted to a regional tradition. We are planning to continue the partnership with the Danish House in Palestine!”
                                                                Hanna Atallah, Artistic Director FilmLab Palestine


VISIT FESTIVAL WEBSITE

 
FOLLOW DHIP ON FACEBOOK
IN THE WORDS OF A PALESTINIAN - SHADI ZMORROD 

Palestinian reality is debated across the globe. However, often by international academics, journalists and politicians. The Danish House in Palestine has invited a number of Palestinians representing different outlooks and areas of expertise to share their perspectives.

Shadi Zmorrod is the founder of the Palestinian Circus School. In 2006 he and Jessika Devlieghere set up the first Circus Workshop in the Westbank and since then Shadi has been working as General Director.
 
'We are not just here to make beautiful movements – we are working to ensure equality between boys and girls, to unite Palestinians across social classes and geography and above all, we are working to create hope for a new generation. We don’t just need a person who can juggle perfectly with three balls, we need the perfect balanced person on stage.' 
 

READ FULL INTERVIEW 

 
Facebook
Facebook
Twitter
Twitter
Website
Website